The color wheel of love by John A. Lee
The color wheel of love by John A. Lee

Ancient Greek philosophy differentiates main conceptual forms and distinct words for the Modern English word love: agápē, érōs, philía, philautía, storgē, and xenía.

List of concepts

Though there are more Greek words for love, variants and possibly subcategories, a general summary considering these Ancient Greek concepts is as follows:

See also

References

  1. ^ Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert (eds.). "ἀγάπη". A Greek-English Lexicon. Perseus. Tufts University.
  2. ^ Liddell, H. G.; Scott, Robert (October 2010). An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon: Founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. Benediction Classics. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-84902-626-0.
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  4. ^ Romans 5:5, 5:8
  5. ^ "St. Thomas Aquinas, STh I-II, 26, 4, corp. art". Newadvent.org. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  6. ^ ἔρως, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  7. ^ Plato (1973). The Symposium. Translated by Walter Hamilton (Repr. ed.). Harmondsworth, Eng.: Penguin. ISBN 9780140440249.
  8. ^ φιλία, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus.
  9. ^ Alexander Moseley. "Philosophy of Love (Philia)". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  10. ^ στοργή, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus.
  11. ^ Strong B., Yarber W. L., Sayad B. W., Devault C. (2008). Human sexuality: diversity in contemporary America (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-07-312911-2.((cite book)): CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  12. ^ Merriam-Webster dictionary.[verification needed].
  13. ^ See Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
  14. ^ B. Kirkpatrick ed., Roget's Thesaurus (1998) p. 592, 639.
  15. ^ The Greek world. Anton Powell. London: Routledge. 1995. ISBN 0-203-04216-6. OCLC 52295939.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)

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