Interpretation and Authenticity of the Lucianic Erotes

  title={Interpretation and Authenticity of the Lucianic Erotes},
  author={James Jope},
  pages={103 - 120}
Introduction In Greek literature under the Roman Empire, a number of works debated the merits of women versus boys as objects of desire (Fleury 2007, 776). The Erotes contains such a debate between two characters named Charicles and Callicratidas, framed within a discussion between two others named Lycinus and Theomnestus. This dialogue has come to us among Lucian's works, where Lycinus would, at least initially represent the authorial persona, and Lycinus in this work does seem to have that… Expand