Phaedrus [NOOK Book]

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Phaedrus
by Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett

"The Phaedrus, written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato's main protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues. The Phaedrus was presumably composed around 370 BC, around the same time as Plato's Republic and Symposium; with those two texts, it is often considered one of Plato's literary high points. Although ostensibly about the ...
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Overview

Phaedrus
by Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett

"The Phaedrus, written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato's main protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues. The Phaedrus was presumably composed around 370 BC, around the same time as Plato's Republic and Symposium; with those two texts, it is often considered one of Plato's literary high points. Although ostensibly about the topic of love, the discussion in the dialogue revolves around the art of rhetoric and how it should be practiced, and dwells on subjects as diverse as reincarnation and erotic love."

"Plato (wide, broad-browed) (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher. Together with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the philosophical foundations of Western culture. Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death.

Plato's brilliance as a writer and thinker can be witnessed by reading his Socratic dialogues. Some of the dialogues, letters, and other works that are ascribed to him are considered spurious. Interestingly, although there is little question that Plato lectured at the Academy that he founded, the pedagogical function of his dialogues, if any, is not known with certainty. The dialogues have since Plato's time been used to teach a range of subjects, mostly including philosophy, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, and other subjects about which he wrote."

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  • BN ID: 2940012110510
  • Publisher: Apps Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 494 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Eric's bio

    Gender male i am a rider and needs a dragon. My eyes are brown my hair is black and my skin is slightly tan. I have no crush or wife

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Goldentouch's bio

    &hearts Golden touch &hearts female i am all gold my powers are lighting blasts and thunder bolts oh and i am new and my wings are the color of the sunset

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Ember and Co's bio

    Name~Ember Age~Unknown Scale color~Golden and red. Mainly red. Wings~Crimson Rider~Mainly Syn but wants Eric~ Name-*-Blaze Appearance-*-Small golden dragon with orange scale mixed same with wings -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*Name~Violet Appearance~Violet scales with black mixed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Sky bio

    &infin;sky&infin;<p> &female <p> she is 20 human years old. <p> she is turquoise with som sapphire scales scattering her body. Her wings are ice blue and gold-tipped. Her eyes are the color of the ocean. Her talons are pearl. Her tail is blue-green with diamond spikes at the end. <p> her powers are: water, ice and stone. <p> no rider, mate or crush she is new!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Shyanelle's Private Records (Reserved for schools, judges, ...)

    Name - Shyanelle /Goes by Shy, Shyan, maybe Elle/ <br> Age - roughly a few months over 18. <br> Dragon - none yet. <br> Rank - rider, of course. <br> Appeareance: aubornish brown hair is usually in a messy bun or a high, sleek ponytail. Wears jeans in the winter with a thin rider's top; cut-offs at the hips, lengthed in front and back. In summer she wears shorts, ending just below mid-thigh, sometimes a cut-off top with a a tying string to hold it in place in front. /Is not a sl<_> ut/ bright gray eyes, neatly tanned skin. <br> Wins in Dragon competitions: Two red ribbons, one blue ribbon, many fourth place (no ribbons there, obviously)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Ty *addon

    Won't be wearing the furred coat here o.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Ty's bio

    Name: Tyson Winters <br>Nick: Ty <br>Age: 17 <br>Gender: male <br>Appearance: Unruly dark red/brown hair, forest green eyes, tanned skin. Will usually wear a fur tipped leather coat, a navy blue short-sleeved tee over a gray long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and boots fit for walking in a few feet of snow. Left hand halfway up his forearm is bandaged, as well as a bandage on his upper right arm. Has a knife, in a sheath on his belt, but no other weapons. <br>Personality: meet him. C: <br>Kin: Prefers not to talk about relatives, but might if asked. O.o <br>Companions: Saven (Sah-Ven), a little red dragon with cyan blue markings that glow when she is happy or excited. <br>Dragon: None, but Ty holds onto what he believes is a riding dragon's egg. The egg is navy blue with hints a of dark purple/violet hue. ((Will need an rper when it hatches o.o)) <br>Friends: Just got here. XD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Amethyst bio addon

    She loves all living things and has a very weird fascination for rocks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Katie

    Ugh, who else is having problems with their wifi and internet? l know my entire family is!))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Levi's bio

    ((Name is Leviathan, Levi for short.)) ((Age is 12 years.))((Gender is female.)) ((Rider is none.)) ((Looks are emerald scales and one gold one inbetween her aquamarine eyes. Her wings are a deeper green and her claws are silver with dimond tips. She has a medallion around her neck with a sea dragon emblazoned on it.)) ((Crush/Mate are none.)) ((Personality is quiet until she is familiar with you. Then she opens up. She likes fish, flames and friends. She dislikes rude dragons and humans.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Bloodshot bio

    Age: young dragon

    Look:strong build, blood red, green eyes, spike all over his tail and two cruved horns

    Rider: im waiting

    Mate/crush: nope

    Personality: meet him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Moon bio

    Silver dragon blue green eyes white bloches on my wings and three horns two pointing forward and one pointing back,,muscular,
    Im a male
    Family is his sister Sun
    Crush,mate:i dunno, no
    He is nice carying, quiet laid back respectful, is very dangerous when he is mad, but is very hard to make him mad
    Update soon...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Amethsyt bio 2

    Name: Amethyst <p> Nickname: none yet. <p> Gender: female. <p> Looks: she is whitish with hard scales and is very small, even for a young dragon. She has eleven strange nubs at the base of her neck, that have grown very much. The longest is about half the size of her neck. She has dazzling purple eyes. <p> Personality: she is very strong and seems to keep a million secrets. She always knows what should be happening, and becomes so curious it is annoying when what she thinks doesn't happen. She will studdy the subject right down to how it will react when she pulls your hair/rips a scale off! <p> Rider: none yet, she was born wild(ish). <p> Backstory: she was burried under a mound of dirt by a frantic red dragon as a egg, cursed. A stone was placed to counteract the curse. She hatched a wimpish thing, but grew more rapidly than any other dragon. <p> Powers: she can dig very fast and has a fascinaion for rocks. <p> Other: ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Soulcharmer's bio

    Name: Soulcharmer // Age: Young // Gender: Female // Description: She has black scales and a tail supporting bony bladed. Her breath is a cloud of gas that makes its victims easily suggestable. She is very cunning. // Rider: None.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Maria add on to bio

    Others: Speaks Latian fluent and anciant Greek, friends: Dawn, and The wierd dude

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    The Ice Blue Dragon's Bio

    I plan to make a bio soon. However the ice blue dragon will not reveal her name to anyone except the one she trusts most. Whoever that is will probably become her rider (if she ever accepts one). So in the meantime get to know her while I put up with various nicknames! ~ The Ice Blue Dragon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Guliä's Bio

    Name :: Guli&#228, which means 'Luck' in the Ancient Language.
    <p>
    Age :: Young Adult
    <p>
    Gender :: &female
    <p>
    Appearance ::
    <br>
    Scale Color- Bright blue
    <br>
    Eye Color- Sapphire blue
    <br>
    Other Features- Spiny ears and long horns on her forehead. Her muzzle is sharp and pointed. A picture of her is on dA labeled 'Gulia'.
    <p>
    Persona :: Eh. Get to know her.
    <p>
    Rider :: None. And don't even ask or try.
    <p>
    Other :: Ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Synthestio's Bio V.4

    (I wonder how many times I'll update this... Oh well.) <p> Name: Synthestio. His last name is irrelevant. And if you're going to shorten it, do Syn.... <br> Gender: &male <br> Dragon: Swyft. Both a blessing and a curse. <br> Age: 18.... One of the youngest people here.... <br> Appearance: Pale, not very tall, not muscular, brown hair (of which he has the highest of pride) dull brown eyes. Not a model. Nothing special. <br> Attire: Unimportant. Usually brown clothes, if you're that interested in stalking him. <br> Crush/Gf: Cassi/Cassi <br> Persona: Mixed bag. Sometimes he'll be sarcastic and tough, sometimes he'll be hiding in a tree..... <br> Friends: Cassi, Swyft, Seer, Katie(?) <br> Species: 100% Human..... <br> Powers/Whatnot: Hard to explain...... <br> History: Kinda sad, kinda not. He'll tell if asked...... <br> Weapon(s): Well.... He's not really a fighter. He's more of a runner. But he does have a knife..... <br> Other: He cam't dream. Physically impossible. And even if he does, there's a low chance he'll remember it.....

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