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Challenging Platonic Erôs: The Role of Thumos and Philotimia in Love

Olivier Renaut

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the way thumos (spirit), the intermediary function of the tripartite soul, and the kind of desire traditionally associated with it, philotimia (love of honour), is central in ... More


Wartime Revisited: Ghosts and Spirits in Sassoon’s Patriotic Verse of the Second World War

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Sassoon’s thwarted sense of honour and duty, which was expressed in the revival of his ‘war poet’ persona, and looks at Sassoon’s preference to go further into an isolated world ... More


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