Phaedrus [NOOK Book]

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Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by ...
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Overview

Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher. The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191604515
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • Publication date: 11/14/2002
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 884,690
  • File size: 3 MB

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Plato (c. 428 BC - c. 348 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens. Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Note on the Text l
Select Bibliography li
Phaedrus 1
Explanatory Notes 76
Textual Notes 106
Index of Names 107
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Alamak's Bio

    Name: Alamak. It was given to him by a human before he was killed. He doesm't respond to anything else. <p>

    Age: Nobody knows. <p>

    Species: Dragon <p>

    Breed: Nightfury <p>

    Looks: T.T look up 'how to train your dragon' on the internet. <p>

    Mate: No. <p>

    Hatchlings: Nope. <p>

    Powers: Fire..... he's also wicked fast and a very good flier. His wings make a high pitched noise when he flies extremely fast, due to the way the wind runs over him. His fire goes a short distance and then explodes into full blown flames. <p>

    Other: Yes this was a lazy bio. No, I don't care.

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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 August 7, 2014

    Add to six dragonet bio

    There al mateless and are now old enough to actually have a mate, because now they arent dragonets anymore.

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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 July 28, 2014

    Sun bio

    Looks: im a golden orange dark blue eyes a speck of green, white bloches on my wings, two horns pointing back. Spikes that go up from her tail to her neck.
    My family is moon,my brother
    Personality:caring but dangerous at all times short temper but again she is caring and kind, has a soft spot for wounded.
    Crush)mate)) ____)no

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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 August 13, 2014

    Dragons' bio

    Name: Mango. <p> Gender: female. <p> Mate/crush: no/mabye. <p> Looks: beautiful. That is all i can really say because her scales change color, oh and she has curly horns. <p> Abilities: she can spit acid and has venomous fangs. Also, i advise you, NEVER, and i mean never, grab a RainWing by the throat. Three possible outcomes: it throws acid up everywhere and kills you both (very rare), it looses all the poison gas in its gas pouch (common), or nothing (unlikely). <p> Species: purebreed RainWing. <p> Rider: none, and RainWings are hard to catch and train and even bonding rituals are confuzing, the whole deal. <p> Personality: unpredictable. <p> Social status: the pesky black cat. <p> _ <p> Name: Shark. <p> Gender: female. <p> Mate/crush: no/no. <p> Looks: blue with glowing white scales where her underbelly and hardscales meet. She has a horn on the tip of her tail that is used for stabbing unsuspecting prey and... unsuspecting sisters. <p> Abilities: can shoot very hot water. <p> Species: SeaWing, but might have NightWing mixed in somewhere. <p> Rider: none, but if they try they need to learn to hold their breath! <p> Personality: bossy but caring. <p> Social status: the sister boss. <p> _ <p> Nightsky: (ugh... i have to go will be finished in add on.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

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    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Maria bio

    Name: look up at the heading, Age:12, Gender: um ovious but to the people that are dumb im a female thank you, Looks: Blue shirt, and sport pants, Hair color: long black hair no banges its parted, Eye color: Brown, Crush: no, boy friend: no, Wepons of choice: A hair clip that transformes in to a full leangth gold sword, and a bow arrow that can support sky powers, Powers: Night fury and Zues, Type: um is this alloud? PLEASE IM THE ONLY ONE!! Im a Demigod!, Father: really? Its ovious Zeus, Mother: Sarah, Half siblings: Jason Grace, Thillia Grace, and Me, Dragon: Um NightShadow maybe, thanks for reading!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    NightShadow bio update! 1.5

    Name: Look up dummy you can read!!, Age: um dragons dont count years!!, Looks: pure black like a night fury, Breed: Night Fury, Eye color: royal Blue, Gender: He, Powers of a dragon: Toothless power, Dragonality/Personality: Shy, fearious on fighting, also never missis target, kind, Rider: hopes its Maria, Other ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Raxfackfuttock bio

    Age:Futtock Weight:My Motto: Buttock

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