If the ancients took one thing seriously, it was love. In fact, it is estimated that there are thirty words that refer to different types of love in ancient Greek.
The classical authors had plenty to say about love. Whether it was Homer, who espoused that it was the love Odysseus felt for his wife which allowed him to triumph over so many obstacles, or Plato who writes on the origins and functions of love in his The Symposium, there is an absolute treasure trove of classical love stories from the ancient world.
To read these authors for yourself and to enjoy commentary and analysis from the staff of Classical Wisdom Weekly, click below.
The Eros Collection
Commentary by Nicole Saldarriaga and Van Bryan
Foreword by Ben Potter