Eros As Disease, Torture And Punishment in Magical Literature

  title={Eros As Disease, Torture And Punishment in Magical Literature},
  author={Eleni Pachoumi},
  • Eleni Pachoumi
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • The paper explores the symptoms of eros in the Greek Magical Papyri and the comparative defixiones. I examine whether eros is described as a disease to be inflicted on the erotic victim, looking at the bodily and psychological symptoms of the erotic passion as described in the erotic and separation spells. Another issue I am looking at is whether the spell is used as a torture and punishment to the eros victim. If so, how can the notions of torture and punishment be understood in relation to… CONTINUE READING

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