(2015) Journal of Hellenic Studies 35: 8-18.
Par Elsa Bouchard – LIEN SUR ACADEMIA
Résumé: Discussion of Aphrodite’s epithet philommeidês / philommêdês in Hesiod Theogony 200. Hesiod’s aetiological account of this name suggests the meaning ‘wiles-loving’ as well as ‘genitals-loving’. This interpretation is supported by a number of episodes from archaic poetry in which literary or mythical figures make use of ruse to permit the fulfillment of one’s erotic longing, or conversely exploits someone else’s desire as means to achieve supremacy in a power struggle.