6 Eroticism: Eroticism is not neglected in the Gospel of Mark,
even if it can only be hinted at discreetly.
Mark introduces himself and us to Jesus as a beautiful man. For the Greeks, beauty and moral goodness belong together. Kalos k’ agathos = beautiful and good was a standing expression.
The Son of God Jesus as a hunchback or with ugly features, as an unwashed philosopher or as a farmer stinking of cow dung, that would be a contradiction in terms.