Phaedrus

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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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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780672602078
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1956
  • Series: Classical Texts Series

Meet the Author

Benjamin Jowett (15 April 1817 - 1 October 1893) was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford, a theologian and translator of Plato. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford.

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece and an influential figure in philosophy, central in Western philosophy. He was Socrates' student, and founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato."

Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His theory of Forms began a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts.

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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 September 27, 2014

    Cira and Ryuu's Bio (Also what Oakfire looks like...and others...)

    Name: Cira. Age: 16. Parents: Dead...was raised by a golden-scaled dragon with green eyes named Oakfire. Who was killed by his brother Morazar,a black-scaled dragon with electic blue eyes. Looks: Tan skin,golden-brown eyes,brown hair,has black combat boots with hidden pockets. Black riding jeans,and a black shirt that has ripped sleeves. Weapons: Two sets of bows and two sheaths of arrows,knifes in hidden pockets in her combat boots,hands,feet,arms,legs,elbows,teeth,and head (don't ask...). Rider: Eh. Dragon: Oakfire raised her he was golden with green eyes. And Ryuu,a small breed of dragon...that is red with bright blue eyes. History: Father was the royal guard of the emperor of the East Kindom...but died...Cira ran away and lived in to mountains with the dragons. Other: Just ask! ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Dracos Bio

    Species: Dragon and Human

    Dragon Color: black wuth hazel eyes.

    Human looks: black hair; tan skin; tall; hazel eyes; slightly muscular

    Gender: male

    Rider: none at the moment.

    Dragon powers: shoots lava out of nose and white fire out of mouth; invisibility; telepathy.

    Human powers: invisibility; telepathy.

    Personality: stuborn; protective; loyal; dangerous when angry; caring.

    Other: family was killed by another dragon. He killed that dragon. (He is roleplaid by a girl.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2014

    Syn's Bio (Add On)

    Friends: Ty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    Name: Jake

    Age: 20 <P> Looks: Dark brown hair blue eyes. <P> He has a sword and bow and arrows <P> He has no dragon for now <P> other ask

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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 27, 2014

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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 27, 2014

    Amethyst bio version 0.4

    Name: Amethyst <p> Description: she is completely white with amethyst eyes. She has thirteen strange nubs around her neck, they constantly grow. <p> Powers: she can shoot any kind of molten metal. She can make mounds of dirt come out of the ground. <p> Strengths: Charisma, Intelligence, Dexterity, Speed, Grace. <p> Weaknesses: Stamina, Strength. <p> Personality: curious and playful, very weird habbits. <p> Phobias: fear of being alone, fear of boredom. <p> Friends: Syn, Ash <p> Not-sure-what-to-make-of: Cassi, Ty, Cira, Draco <p> Ennemies: ___ <p> Mate: Ash <p> Young: one unnamed <p> Backstory: she was cursed as an egg and was burried by a female red dragon. That is all anyone knows. <p> Rider: she currently has no rider, and is growing rapidly. <p> Favorite foods: spider, shark, bear <p> Least favorite foods: swan, cooked salamander, aparently beef. <p> Hobbies: making statues out of metals. Making silver forks and trying to get Syn to eat shark. <p> Good habbits: rolling on the floor, eating. <p> Bad habbits: eating rocks. <p> &tau<_>h&alpha<_>ts &alpha<_>ll f&sigma<_>lks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

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    Posted July 13, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Peonefre's Bio

    Name :: Peonefre
    <br>
    Age :: . . .
    <br>
    Gender :: &female
    <br>
    Race :: Elf
    <br>
    Appearance :: Raven black hair; straightened to midback. Lean, lithe build. Palish skin. Almond shaped blue eyes and slanted eye brows. Pointed ears. Usually wears a sleeveless black vest and baggy black pants with black leather boots. She has finger-less black gloves/gauntlets.
    <br>
    Dragon :: None
    <br>
    Crush :: . . .

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