Love, Virtuous

Love, Virtuous

Aphrodite Urania
patron of ideal, spiritual love. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 16]
Armande
loves Clitandre platonically; values mind over senses. [Fr. Lit.: Les Femmes Savantes]
Athelny, Sally
loves and marries Philip, despite the latter’s shortcomings. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill. I, 670–672]
Beatrice
object of Dante’s adoration, even after death. [Ital. Lit.: La Vita Nuova; Divine Comedy, Walsh Classical, 48]
Bergerac, Cyrano de
does not reveal his love for Roxane. [Fr. Lit.: Cyrano de Bergerac]
Camille
gives up Armand for his family’s sake. [Fr. Lit.: Camille]
Cupid’s golden arrow
symbolizes noble affection. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 397]
Diotima
prophetess, teacher of Socrates, speaks of an ideal love. [Gk. Lit.: Plato Symposium in Brewer Handbook]
Dulcinea
as Quixote’s ideal; now, generic for ‘sweetheart.’ [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote, Espy, 128]
Laura
Petrarch’s perpetual, unattainable love. [Ital. Lit.: Plumb, 26–32]
Lucretia
model of virtue; raped by son of Tarquin, she kills herself. [Rom. Legend: Daniel, 152]
Murasaki
reared by future husband; causes his reform. [Jap. Lit.: The Tale of Genji]
Oriana
faithful and fair beloved for Amadis. [Span. Lit.: Amadis de Gaul]
Schouler, Marcus
sets aside love for Trina for McTeague’s benefit. [Am. Lit.: McTeague, Magill I, 537–539]