Martha. Age: 21.
Love is a special and complicated emotion which is quite difficult to understand. Although most people believe that love revolves around the heart, it actually occurs in the brain. To describe these styles, the Ancient Greeks came up with four terms Eros, storge, agape and philia to symbolize their four types of love. Let us look at these four loves in details.
Holland. Age: 24.
The Four Types of Love – Greek Style
This article examines the nature of love and some of the ethical and political ramifications. Yet it is undeniable that love plays an enormous and unavoidable role in our several cultures; we find it discussed in song, film, and novels—humorously or seriously; it is a constant theme of maturing life and a vibrant theme for youth. Philosophically, the nature of love has, since the time of the Ancient Greeks, been a mainstay in philosophy, producing theories that range from the materialistic conception of love as purely a physical phenomenon—an animalistic or genetic urge that dictates our behavior—to theories of love as an intensely spiritual affair that in its highest permits us to touch divinity. The philosophical treatment of love transcends a variety of sub-disciplines including epistemologymetaphysics, religion, human nature, politics and ethics.
Kaylee. Age: 29.
Philosophy of Love
Greek writers at the time of Plato and other ancient authors used forms of the word to denote love of a spouse or familyor affection for a particular activity, in contrast to, if not with a totally separate meaning from, philia an affection that could denote either brotherhood or generally non-sexual affection and eros an affection of a sexual nature, usually between two unequal partners, although Plato's notion of eros as love for beauty is not necessarily sexual. The term agape with that meaning was rarely used in ancient manuscripts, but quite extensively used in the Septuagintthe Koine Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. In the New Testamenthowever, agape was frequently used to mean something more distinctive: the unconditional, self-sacrificing, and volitional love of God for humans through Jesuswhich they ought also to reciprocate by practicing agape love towards God and among themselves. The term agape has been expounded on by many Christian writers in a specifically Christian context.
It goes beyond just the emotions to the extent of seeking the best for others. The noun form first occurs in the Septuagintbut the verb form goes as far back as Homertranslated literally as affectionas in "greet with affection" and "show affection for the dead". Within Christianity, agape is considered to be the love originating from God or Christ for humankind  In the New Testamentit refers to the covenant love of God for humans, as well as the human reciprocal love for God; the term necessarily extends to the love of one's fellow man. The concept of agape has been widely examined within its Christian context.