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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... A solar system asteroid (No. 433), measuring 41 × 15 × 14 km; approximate mass 5 × 10 15 kg; rotational period 5.270 hours; orbital period 1.76 years. After transmitting many photographs, on 2 February 2001 the Near Earth Asteroid mission crashed on Eros...

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Anne Button

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015

... , Antony’s faithful attendant in Antony and Cleopatra , commits suicide when asked by Antony to kill him, 4.15. Anne...

Ĕrōs

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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Classical studies, History
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376 words

... , god of love. Eros personified does not occur in Homer, but the Homeric passages in which the word ĕrōs is used give a clear idea of the original significance. It is the violent physical desire that drives Paris to Helen, Zeus to Hera, and shakes the limbs of the suitors of Penelope. A more refined conception of this Eros who affects mind and body appears in the Archaic lyric poets. Because his power brings peril, he is cunning, unmanageable, cruel; in Anacreon he smites the lovestruck one with an axe or a whip. He comes suddenly like a wind. Eros is...

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George M. A. Hanfmann, John Richard Thornhill Pollard, and Karim W. Arafat

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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713 words

...Ibycus). Eros is playful, but plays with frenzies and confusion. He symbolizes all attractions which provoke love. He is young and beautiful, he walks over flowers, and the roses are ‘a plant of Eros’ of which he makes his crown ( Anacreonta 53. 42). He is sweet and warms the heart (Alcman 101). With Himeros (‘Desire’) and Pothos (‘Longing’), Eros is a constant companion of Aphrodite , although he can appear with any god, whenever a love story is involved. Hesiod seems to have transformed the Homeric conception of Eros. Although he describes Eros in terms...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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Language reference
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91 words

... [Gk myth.] The god of love, usually represented as a winged boy with a bow and arrows; called *Cupid by the Romans. > A way of referring to sexual love or the libido The dark tides of Eros, which demand full secrecy if they are to overflow the human soul, burst out during carnival like something long dammed up. Lawrence Durrell Balthazar 1958 She had loved Private Dukes and spawned a false oath to save him—affronting solider deities for the sake of honeyed, treacherous Eros. Thomas Keneally The Playmaker ...

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George M. A. Hanfmann, John Richard Thornhill Pollard, and Karim W. Arafat

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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679 words

...Ibycus). Eros is playful, but plays with frenzies and confusion. He symbolizes all attractions which provoke love. He is young and beautiful, he walks over flowers, and the roses are ‘a plant of Eros’ of which he makes his crown ( Anacreonta 53. 42). He is sweet and warms the heart (Alcman 101). With Himeros (‘Desire’) and Pothos (‘Longing’), Eros is a constant companion of Aphrodite , although he can appear with any god, whenever a love story is involved. Hesiod seems to have transformed the Homeric conception of Eros. Although he describes Eros in terms...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...as the energy associated with Eros: ‘the total available energy of Eros, which henceforward we shall speak of as “libido”’ ( Standard Edition , XXIII, p. 149), and he also identified the underlying principle of Eros to be binding : ‘to establish ever greater unities and to preserve them’, whereas the principle underlying Thanatos is ‘to undo connections and so to destroy things’ (p. 148). See also horme , object instinct . [Named after Eros in Greek mythology, the god of love and daughter of Aphrodite, from Greek eros love or sexual...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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971 words

... Eros is the Greek god of desire or love. He is, however, as much, or more than, a personification of the noun erōs (desire, love) as he is a god. As several sources remark (Euripides Hippolytus 538–540 ; Plato Symposium 189c), he received little cult worship. He also had little mythology (Plato Symposium 177a–b); what there is (e.g., Hesiod Theogony 120–122 ; Sappho 198; Simonides 595; Plato Symposium 203a–c) amounts to an allegorical debate on the origins, importance, and composition of desire. There were altars to Eros in gymnasia (see...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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261 words

...The image of the luxurious garden of Eros was frequent in Byz. literature. Theology had difficulties with the concept of Eros. On the one hand, there was a tendency to identify Eros with Christian agape (see Love ) . Origen contributed much to this idea, and it was retained in the exegesis of the Song of Songs ; in pseudo- Dionysios the Areopagite , Eros is Divine Nature itself, and it was possible to speak of man's love for Christ as “wounding eros ,” esp. in bridal imagery. On the other hand, the fathers tried to draw the line between agape , which...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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39 words

... In Greek mythology , god of love, equivalent to the Roman god Cupid. Depicted as a winged boy carrying a bow and arrows, and often blindfold, he was the youngest and most mischievous of the gods. He married Psyche...

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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2018

... Asteroid 433, discovered in 1898 by the German astronomer Gustav Witt ( 1866–1946 ) and independently on the same day by the Frenchman Auguste Charlois ( 1864–1910 ). Eros was the first known asteroid with an orbit that brings it within the orbit of Mars; it is a member of the Amor group . The NEAR Shoemaker space probe went into orbit around Eros in 2000 February , photographing its ancient, cratered surface. Eros is highly elongated, 34 × 11 × 11 km, with a mass of 6.7 × 10 15  kg and a density of 2.7. It is of S type, with a rotation period of...

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... Better known by the name of his Roman cognate Cupid , popularly depicted as a baby who wields devastating love arrows, the Greek love god Eros (“Desire”) was said by Hesiod to have been born at the beginning of creation , out of chaos . The more generally accepted story, however, is that he was the son of the goddess of love Aphrodite (Roman Venus ) by way of her passionate and ultimately embarrassing adulterous affair with the war god Ares ( Mars...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
Length:
42 words

... Elongated asteroid with an irregular orbit. In 1931 and 1975 , it approached to within 24 million km (15 million mi) of Earth. Longer diameter, 27km (17mi); mean distance from the Sun, 232 million km (144 million mi); mean sidereal period...

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
Length:
182 words

... In Greek myth, the god of love, the Roman Cupid. He does not appear in Homer, but Hesiod includes him as one of the first created gods ( see Chaos ), signifying the power of sexual love over gods and men. Eros in this cosmogonic sense sometimes figures in the thought of the early Greek philosophers ( see Empedocles ). In the lyric poets however he is the personification of strong sexual desire, which comes as an external force affecting body and mind. This Eros is cruel and unpredictable, but embodies those qualities that inspire love, and hence is young...

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...Eros An asteroid discovered in 1898 by German astronomer Gustav Witt . It was the first asteroid to be discovered that has an orbit coming within that of Mars. It passes within 22 million km of the Earth. It is elongated, measures 33 × 13 × 13 km, rotates around its shortest axis every 5.3 hours, and orbits the Sun every 1.8 years. NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft went into orbit around Eros on 14 February 2000 . Pictures showed the asteroid to be heavily cratered, indicating that it is probably older than was previously thought. The...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... (Greek, ‘sexual love’) The Greek god of love , usually personified as a pretty young boy with bow and arrows, the equivalent of the Roman cupid . It is also the popular name for the winged archer on the memorial fountain to the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, in the centre of Piccadilly Circus, London, which was actually intended to represent the angel of Christian charity. It is the work of Sir Alfred Gilbert ( 1854–1934 ) and was unveiled in 1893...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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466 words

... (Gk. love) In classical Greek times Eros was the god of sexual love, which could invade and possess a man, and could range from the most noble and self-sacrificing kind, to crude attraction, infatuation, and blind passion. In Hellenistic times, with changes in literature, poetry, and art, the dangerous Eros was transformed into a winged child, or even a baby, or into Cupid (Lat. cupido , desire) and given a toy bow and arrows, and was frequently multiplied into many children, as Erotes. Agape (Gk. brotherly love) described the feeling which inspired the...

Staberius Eros

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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39 words

...Eros , a scholar , originally a slave, who taught the children of those proscribed by Sulla free. M. Iunius Brutus (2) and C. Cassius Longinus (1) were his pupils. Plin. HN 35. 199; Suet. Gram. ...

Erös, Peter

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Music
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51 words

..., Peter ( b Budapest , 1932 ) Hungarian conductor . Left Hung. 1956 , assisting Fricsay at Holland Fest. 1958–61 . Ass. cond. Concertgebouw Orch, 1960–5 . Cond., Malmó SO 1966–8 . Music dir. San Diego SO 1972–80 . Cond. Australian Broadcasting Commission 1975–9 . Music dir. Peabody SO, Baltimore, 1982 , and chief cond. Ålborg SO from 1983...

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
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5 words

... (100) Hungarian ( Erős ):...

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