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FCS292 Lecture 0: Introduction Jan 9 Ancient writings about love, sex and desire *definitions change over time, with different culture *French culture was heavily influenced by Roman and Greek cultures Ovid's "Ars amatory" (The Art of Love) -man seducing a woman.. a manual, skill, method -discover the girl you are going to marry -go to public places like the circus to meet girls don't just stay at home - "do not be in too great a hurry to attain the limits of your pleasure" -> pure physical pleasure (orgasm), poetic imagery, but no mentions of emotional love Plato's "Symposium" (The Dinner Party) *Aristophanes's speech - most influential as fas as the idea of irrational, unexplained nature of sexual desire (how we fall in love, and why we want to be with that particular

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