The Influence of the Conception of Love in Plato’s Symposium on Virgil’s Aeneid and the French Eneas

Hassan Ali Abdullah Al-Momani

Abstract


This paper explores the influence of the conception of love in Plato's Symposium on Virgil's Aeneid and the French Eneas through a comparative analysis methodology that highlights the shared thread and influence between Plato's Symposium and Virgil's Aeneid and the French Eneas. The study mainly focuses on showing the readers how the Greek concept of the spiritual and heavenly love is highly praised and favored by Virgil's Aeneid and the French Eneas because it is an everlasting and healthy kind of love.

Key words: Earthly love; Spiritual love; Divine love; Greek concept of love; Plato’s Symposium; Virgil's Aeneid; The French Eneas; Platonic love; Absolute love


Keywords


Earthly love; Spiritual love; Divine love; Greek concept of love; Plato’s Symposium; Virgil's Aeneid; The French Eneas; Platonic love; Absolute love



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320120402.1045

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