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Symposium

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2008

    Socrates through Plato

    THE SYMPOSIUM is one of the most influential dialogues of Plato. Literally in Greek, symposium means dinner party, and THE SYMPOSIUM is a dinner party at the house of the tragic poet Agathon. At the party, the guests decide to make speeches to the god Love. However in the introduction, you will find that Christopher Gill had some trouble translating Eros. Eros in Greek myths is the goddess Aphrodite's little helper, Latinized as Cupid. However these intellectuals discuss about the nature of Eros and how it extends to every form of life. The Symposium is truly an important work and should be read by anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with Plato.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2008

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    A must have book!

    The sheer age of this work is astounding but still very fresh in an age that is indeed bigoted and working to hide the fact that the whole of the world thought history has not been based on the ideas of Judo-Christian love. The ideas of love between two people of the same gender was not strange to the Greeks of the past, the fact that men did love each other as they loved women was demonstrated in this work that seeks to understand that greatest of all powers. The way in which we demonstrate that love or understand it has never been monolithic and this book will open your eyes to the possibilities that are out there.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    A reviewer

    I read this book on three plane trips across the globe. It was a very interesting book, with a lot of ideas that seem to have merit behind them. It¿s amazing how different the ancestors out look on so many subjects were so much more enlightened then our own. This classic will give you a new (really old) way to see the world. It will enable you to consider the world in different fashions and just may give you a new understanding of your fellow human beings past and present. I hope that you the reader will enjoy this book as much as I did. J

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2015

    Viper2

    Flicked not licked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2015

    Anikus to viper

    Hey uh im sneeking my nook again srry but i can tell u dont like this u jeed a guy who u can depend on cause this time i dont know when ill be back i love u though uh oh i gottpa go i hear my moms footsteps bye and the post saying i soared bye was to get u to read this anyway bye and love u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2015

    HOLY FU.CK

    HOLD IT MOTHERF.UCKER DO YOU STICK IT?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2015

    Test

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    Dragonet 2

    Ok" follows dragonet 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    Clara

    She limps to camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

    &sun

    :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2015

    Sui Riu

    ,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    To kyros

    Lol its me Storm ;) its true. &female+&male=&hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Colbalt

    [[You called? :)]] He walked in, running a hand through jis dirty-blond hair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    Kyros

    Just making sure :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    To starling

    I love you to starling. I have felt deeply for you my whole life. Do you think we should bring starlight back to our cave?

    -duskcorpse

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    &dot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Eclipse

    He lie down on the ground and sniffed a dragonweed flower growing there. He sighed contentedly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2015

    &kappa &kapa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    Loladdon

    LOL YOLO

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2015

    A snake

    SIithered in.

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