The Erotic Poems - Book 3, The Art of Love : Chapter 2, Book 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, The Art of Love : Chapter 2, Book 2 Summary

This chapter comes as a bit of a relief, in that the author discusses the matter of keeping a lover rather than finding and conquering them. Included in the poetry devoted to this purpose are affirmations and declarations made to the god of love, Cupid.

Then his pattern changes from romance to the path of culture and love, when he switches to the familial love of father and son. Here he relays the legend of how a man rescued himself and his son from Minos. Given no option but to fly, the father in fact finds the means to enable he and his boy to do this, however impossible others may have thought it to be. His solution is to mimic nature, and he resourcefully creates individual flying machines with wings...

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