Shakespeare's Myths

Anacreontea.  “The Rub of Love”, “Bargain”, “The Test”, “Before the Shadows”, “The Midnight Guest”, “Cupid Wounded”, “Cupid Received by Anacreon”.


Apollonius Rhodius.  Argonautica, III, 119-66; III, 275-98; IV, 445-51.


Apuleius.  The Golden Ass, 4-6.


Hesiod.  Theogony, 120-22, 201.


Horace.  Odes II, viii, 14.


Lucian.  Dialogues of the Gods, 6, “Eros and Zeus”, 20, 23, “Aphrodite and Eros”.


Lucian.  Erotes.


Lucretius.  De rerum natura IV, 1050-1279.


Moschus.  Odes, I: The Runaway Love.


Orphic Hymns, 58, “To Eros”.


Ovid.  Metamorphoses, I, 453-566; III, 620; V, 363-84; IX, 515; X, 311ff.


Pausanias.  Description of Greece, V, ii, 8; IX, xxvii, 1-4; IX, xxxi, 3.


Philostratus.  Imagines, I, 6.


Plato.  Symposium, 178B-C, 199C-212C and passim.


PlutarchErotikos (Dialogue on Love).


Theocritus.  Idylls, X, 19ff.


Virgil.  Aeneid, I, 657-95.


Virgil.  Eclogues, VIII, 41-50.


How to cite

Jane Kingsley-Smith. “Cupid.”  2011.  In A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology (2009-), ed. Yves Peyré.

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