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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: 9780801485329
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Agora Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 496,542
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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 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 July 28, 2014

    Five bio

    All of the following dragons are female. <br> <br> Shark; <br> Species: SeaWing. <br> Looks: she is light-blue with scales that can glow, the glowing scales are only on the burrier between her underbelly and harder scales. She has deep blue eyes and a hot temper. <br> Abilities: she can breath underwater and shoot a line of boiling hot water through her nose. <br> Queen: she would go under Queen Coral, but, like all the others in this group, she has never met her queen. <br> Crush/children/mate:... <br> Personality: bosy and hot tempered, yet caring. <br> <br> Nightsky; <br> Species: NightWing <br> Looks: she is black with yellow eyes and silvery scales scattered here and there. <br> Abilities: can breath fire. <br> Queen: she would go under Queen Glory, the queen of the NightWings and RainWings. <br> Crush/children/mate:... <br> Personality: she loves to learn and will go off on a lecture. She can also form great plans. <br> <br> Frost; <br> Species: IceWing <br> Looks: she has white scales and twelve horns on her head. She has spiked scales and will prick up like a pufferfish when scared. <br> Abilities: she can shoot deadly frost from her mouth, and can form an icicle wall. <br> Queen: she would go under Queen Glacier. <br> Personality: normally sad and grumpy, with the habbit of spitting icicles. <br> <br> Mango; <br> Species: RainWing <br> Looks: being a RainWing, she is naturally beautiful. She has ever-shifting scales. <br> Abilities: she pants poisonous gas when in danger or scared, can shoot acid, and has venomous fangs. She can go invisible. <br> Queen: she would go under Queen Glory, queen of the RainWings and NightWings. <br> Crush/children/mate:... <br> Personality: she is always playful, happy, and goofy. <br> <br> Star; <br> Species: GlowWing <br> Looks: she is very tiny and golden, constantly glowing. She has three tails. <br> Abilities: she can shoot a glowing liquid crystal form from her tails. It can blind you if it hits your eyes, and suffocate you if it hits your nose or mouth. <br> Queen: she would go under Queen Sunlight. <br> Crush/mate/children:... <br> Personality: shy...

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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 27, 2014

    Swyft's bio

    Name: are you blind?! Age: fourteen years old. Gender: female. Physical description: muscular gold and blue mottled dragon with long, narrow wings and gold-taloned claws. She has five horns on her head that point straight back behind her. Her eyes have dark blue irises and gold pupils. Extremely fast. Rider: Synthestio. Personality: easygoing and sarcastic. Open and friendly. Enjoys: aerial acrobatics and messing up Synthestio's hair. Mate/Crush/hatchlings: none/not telling, though his name starts with a C /none. History: that's my business. Other: ask.

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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 July 7, 2014

    Guliä's Bio

    Name- Guli&#228, which means 'Luck' in the Ancient Language.
    <p>
    Age- Eh. A dragonet, growing quickly.
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    Gender- Female
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    Appearance-
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    Scale Color: Bright blue
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    Eye Color: Sapphire blue
    <br>
    Other Features: Spiny ears and small nubbly horns on her forehead. Her muzzle is sharp and pointed. A picture will be posted on dA soon labeled 'Gulia'.
    <p>
    Persona- Eh. Get to know her.
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    Rider- None, but she hopes it to be Sythestio.
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    Other- Ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Synthestio's Updated Bio...

    Name: Synthestio. (For those who can't pronounce it, Sin-fes-tee-oh.) <p> Gender: Male <p> Age: 18. <p> Crush: There is one. Just not saying who. She knows. <p> GF: Not sure. <p> Powers: None. <p> Persona: Dark Sarcasm, Loud, Friendly, and extremely stubborn.. <p> Appearance: 5'8, pale, choppy brown hair, dull brown eyes, not muscular. At all. <p> Clothing: a brown tunic with sleeves that stop before the elbow, black trousers, black riding boots. And, sometimes, a dark brown leather jacket that goes to the knees. <p> Weapon(s): None. He doesn't resort to violence. But if he does, his fists are the only thing protecting himself. <p> Friends: Cassi, Guilia, The Ice Blue Dragon... <p> History: Nothing tragic or complicated. He's lived a good life so far. He'll tell you, if asked. <p> Dragon: None, yet. <p> Weakness: Moths. Simple, but true. <p> Signiture: Synthestio &#20007 <p> Back-up Signature: &real<_>eal<_>&infin Synthestio &#19998 <p> Other: He can't dream. Physically impossible.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Tanner's bio

    Name: Tanner, Age: 15, Gender: Male, Eyes: blue, Weight: about 130 lbs, Hair: short and dirty blonde, 6 pack, Height: 5'8, Personality: i love to make everyone laugh and im a charmer and romantic Secret: i can transform into a ice breathing dragon. If you make me mad or uncomfortable, i breathe ice that has enough force to freeze or knock anything down in seconds. My wings turn blue enough to match my eyes and measure 6 by 10 feet in diameter. My whole facial expressions freeze with fear of what damage i could do. My damage control is extemely bad when angry. Hobbies: i love to hunt and wear camo Live: i live in the mountains of ice controlled by a frozen king that loves me. I love my friends and hopefully you will decide to be one. If you want to know anything else about me, then ask !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Zach and drago

    Zach: a boy who can turn into a shadow. Wepons include: longbow, arrows, longsword, shortsword, throwing knives, knives, and dark magic. He wears CLOTHES AND A GREEN CLOAK he can use air for stuff Dragon: drago. DRAGOS BIO IS AT "KILL DRAGON RES 2"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Rivers bio

    Full name: rivendale. Nick name: river. Age: 16. Gender: girl. Appearance: long brown hair, amber eyes. Weapon of choice: bow and doube-edged-sword. Race: elf. Personality: curious, kind, fun-loving. Hobby: woodcrafter and woodcarver. (Also a pretty good blacksmith) other info: she has a dog, his name is duke. he is a bloodhound and a very good hunting dog. he is brown and white splotches. he also has blue eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Katie's bio

    Name:...... Apperance: Dark blond hair, chocolate colored eyes Personality: fun loving, adventurous, kind, funny, can be stubborn and argumentitive, but not usully. Crush: not telling. Dragon: Dawn, (she's awesome!!) Race: half human, half elvish. Weapons of choice: Bow and arrow, and a silver saber (a curved corsairs' blade: pirates had it before I... 'borrowed' it without the intention of returning it. Ever.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Ruby and Co.

    Name: Ruby
    Status: Ruler (of her captured city)/Mother
    Hatchlings: Five
    Gender:.....
    Age: Young for a dragon, older than any human could be.
    Desc: A Ruby red dragon with bright blue eyes. Her horns are white, an dher talons are pure black. Her fire is a dark, shimmering red.
    Race: Fire/Ruby Fire (a species i made up when i was 6-7. :3 Her breath spawns rubies.
    History: Prefers to not tell. Ask her politely and you might survive her wrath.
    Name: Draumr
    Siblings: Xio, Celen, Calemvia, Muetyr
    Age: A young, progressing dragon.
    Gender: Considered an 'it'. Male.
    Desc: An almost transparent white, with crystal wings and a smooth hide instead of scales. Two long, spiraling horns are found on his head.
    Race: Crystal+Ruby Fire
    History: None so far... (no updates)

    Name: Xio
    Age: A young, progressing dragon.
    Gender: Female.
    Desc: A white dragon with oversized wings and a whip-like tail that snaps and curls, a means of weaponry.
    Race: Snow+Ruby Fire
    History: No updates, none so far

    Name: Celen
    Age:A young, progressing dragon.
    Gender. Considered an 'it'. Female.
    Desc: A dark black/purple color woth splotches of red and white with blue eyes.
    Race: Moon+Ruby Fire
    History: None so far. No updates.

    Name: Calemvia
    Age: A young, progressing dragon.
    Gender: Female.
    Desc: Carbon copy of mother.
    Race: Ruby Fire
    History:None so far. No updates.

    Name: Muetyr
    Age:A young, progressing dragon.
    Gender: Male
    Desc: A grassy green, with twisted white horns and eyes of red and his fur is red.
    Race: Forest+Ruby Fire
    History: None so far. No updates.

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