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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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A superb translation that captures the rhetorical brilliance of the Greek. . . . The translation is faithful in the very best sense: it reflects both the meaning and the beauty of the Greek text. . . . The footnotes are always helpful, never obtrusive. A one-page outline is useful since there are no editorial additions to mark major divisions in the dialogue. An appendix containing fragments of early Greek love poetry helps the reader appreciate the rich, and perhaps elusive, meaning of eros. . . . The entire Introduction is crisply written, and the authors' erudition shines throughout, without a trace of pedantry. . . . this is an excellent book that deservedly should find wide circulation for many years to come. --Tim Mahoney, University of Texas at Arlington

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872202207
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: Hackett Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 308,434
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

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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 December 28, 2014

    Diablo

    A dragon that has no true color it can change to any matrial or coler to blend in.


    Gender: male
    Looks other then color: look up skyrim dragons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2014

    Marisol's Bio

    (Remind me to kill Amethyst for the gender rules....)Name: You can read, right? <p> Gender: &female <p> Age: Roughly 17 <p> Appearance: She's average sized. She has shoulder-length light brown hair and blue eyes. She wears glasses, usually. <p> Clothing: Unimportant. She usually wears a lot of black and red. <p> Species: Human mixed with a little bit of something else. <p> Dragon: None <p> Friends: Syn. <p> RPer: Syn (-_-) <p> Anything Else: Ask....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Kyros bio correction

    Age: 303

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Kyros' Bio

    Name:: look up
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    Gender:: Male
    <br>
    Species:: Winged Sea Drake
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    Age:: 500 years
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    Appearance:: Deep blue scales with black edge. Long, tapered head. Silver belly scales. Black wing webbing. Dark green eyes. Black spines running from head to tail, missing at shoulders.
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    Scales:: Red edge when angry. Green edge when excited. Brown edge when sick. Silver when upset.
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    Rider:: not yet...
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    Weapons:: Blue flame, teeth, claws, long tail
    <br>
    Family: Huvaritar his father, Syriscylla his mother.
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    Crsh:: think about it
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    Friends:: Storm
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    Enemies:: seagulls...
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    Likes:: Codfish. Will do almost anything for codfish. He loves to soar above the ocean on cold days.
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    Others:: ask

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    Posted December 20, 2014

    K

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2014

    Zayele add in

    Can shape shift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Spit Fyre ((itsy-bitsy add-on))

    Pink scale color can mean love, or it could just be blushing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Winston's bio. Period.

    Name: It's going to be hard to guess think about it._Species: Mudwing_Natural things Mudwings have: Thick armored fire proof scales (If your egg was the deepest red), Can hold their breath for an hour underwater, LOVES mud (That's why their called Mudwings), Powerful wings and good sense of smell._Age: ?????_Realatives: Father: Unknown, Mother: Unknown, Brother: Lasher._Description: Dark Oarnge skin, Flathead, Blue eyes on the top half of his body is red thicker scales, And a strong tail._Bond: Ava_Natural Weapons: Claws and tail._Crush: Long guess is what you need._Siggy: WinstoN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    :Evangelyne's Bio: ~Add On 1~

    <p> :Nicknames: Ava, Evee, Lynie, Angel: </p>
    <p> :Dragon: Winston:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Zach bio addon

    Ice blue eyes, white wings, usualy hidden under shirt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Storm bio correcrion

    Crush :: Kyros

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    Eragon 兎 bio

    Name-Eragon/-/Gender-male/-/Age-17 years/-/Looks-:Hair:blonde but sort of light brown:Eyes:blue:Clothes:usually a white shirt and tan leather pants:Body:pretty tall. He stands at 5'9 and is slightly muscular/-/Crush-not saying/-/Family-He was raised by Garrow but his real father is Brom. His mother is Selena but he never met her. His cousin is Roran. Half brother is Murtagh/-/Friends-none yet/-/Dragon-hopefully Viper/-/Siggy- ~&#20812EraGoN&#20812~/-/Other-ask!<p>~Eragon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Zach bio addon addon

    Bad at flieing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2014

    ~Evangelyne's Bio~

    <p> Name: Evangelyne(pronounced: Eve-an-gel-lean)</p>
    <p> Nicknames: Ava, Eva, Eve, Avs, Angel, Lynie. </p>
    <p> Age: 16 years old</p>
    <p> Gender: Female </p>
    <p> Species: Craw/Elven </p>
    <p> Weapons: Enchanted bow. Using her imagination, elemental arrows materialize as she pulls back the draw-string. Her life balance is conneced to the bow, and if it were to be broken, she would slowly die. That is how the Craw Elves survive, by using their bows. Only those of great imagination and will can activate a Craw Bow. </p>
    <p> Looks: Pretty blond hair kept up in a spiked hairstyle on the top of her head, but her hair is very long, aprox. Shoulder length. Bright green eyes and light freckles. </p>
    <p> Clothing: Usually wears a black jumpsuit-type outfit with tall brown boots that come up to the knee. A brown belt with a gold omega symbol holding the belt together. </p>
    <p> Persona: Just meet me. </p>
    <p> Status: Currently dating Mattias </p>
    <p> Dragon: Winston </p>
    <p> Siggy: ~Ava, &Alpha<_>v<_>&alpha </p>
    <p> Other: Ask! </p>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Storm bio add on

    Rider : Zach

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2014

    Storm bio add on

    Height : 41 ft tall<p>Wingspan : 139 ft<p>Length : 45 ft long <p>Weapons : can shoot lightning, has a deadly venom that melts everything living that it touches, wings, claws, teeth, tail, flame

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    Cyrus' Bio

    Name- Cyrus Thomson <p> Age- Hundreds of years <p> Gender- Male <p> Race- Elf <p> Personality- Find out for yourself... <p> Appearance- I'm big for an elf. 5'11" and 176 pounds. My hair is a light blonde. My eyes are a dark blue. The rest of my features ar pretty ordinary. I change clothes everyday. <p> Weapons- My Elven Sword, SunSet. It is made from Brightsteel and is a bright golden color. My armour is also bright gold. I have a bow that I sometimes carry with me. And, magic. <p> Other- I'm a typical Elf from the 'Eragon' series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2014

    Colbalt's Bio

    Colbalt is a humanoid male by the age of 14 years. He has dirty-blond hair, dazling blue eyes, and is about 5'4". He is sweet, in a teenage boy kind of way, but can be feirce, and stubornly determined at times. He has no dragon, and most likely will not find one due to his fear of heights. He was found by Evangelyne and Winston in a burned up forest, and has no recolection of his past. The people he considers his friends are Evangelyne, Winston, Nevermore and Lyric. His crush: well, he likes Ava a lot, but I think shes taken. Nicknames: Col, Balto, Colby, and Bolty.

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