Love Blows — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE


It was commonplace in Archaic Greek lyric to liken the frenzy of erotic desire to the violence of the wind: Sappho Fr. 47 Eros shook my core Like a mountain wind Slamming into oaks. Ἔρος δ’ ἐτίναξέ μοι φρένας, ὠς ἄνεμος κὰτ ὄρος δρύσιν ἐμπέτων. The metaphor of Eros as wind could be made quite…

Love Blows — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

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