The Failed Seduction: Alcibiades, Socrates, and the Epithumetic
The second and for Gordon related point is that eros is not an emotion and it is not part of the epithumetic
desires, which at least in Republic Book IV constitute the third part of the soul.
Callicles is not at ease with Polus' pleasure in punishment, but now he is affirming epithumetic
indulgence, as what is sought by means of bravery (andreia) and intelligence (phronesis).