Plato's ''Symposium''

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English translation. Introduction and glossary. The glossary of key terms is a unique addition to Platonic literature by which concepts central to each dialogue are discussed and cross-referenced as to their occurrences throughout the work. In such a way students are encouraged to see beyond the words into concepts.
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Overview


English translation. Introduction and glossary. The glossary of key terms is a unique addition to Platonic literature by which concepts central to each dialogue are discussed and cross-referenced as to their occurrences throughout the work. In such a way students are encouraged to see beyond the words into concepts.
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The Symposium challenges the translator who is also a poet in its range of styles which is unique among the Platonic dialogues. Not only dues the translator have to mimic the distinct style of the narrator, Apollodoros, and the seven symposiastsÂ…he has to mind and represent the action in this the most dramatic of the Platonic dialogues. Sharon's translation meets these challenges and is a brilliant recovery of the style and drama of the Symposium. I know of no other translation that is so appropriately various in the styles adopted by and for the speakers or which is so attentive to the drama of this dialogue which celebrates a tragic victory.

-- Diskin Clay, Duke University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941051569
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Focus Philosophical Library
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 655,143
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Avi Sharon is a professor of Classics and has taught in New York Boston and Athens, Greece. He is active as a translator of ancient Greek, Italian and Hebrew. And has published in such journals as "Arion", "Partisan Review" and "Dialogos". He is the 1996 recipient of the Alexander Onassis Feloowship for scholars of Greek.
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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    An intriguing read about man's motivations

    A very intriguing read for those with an open mind about what motivates people to act certain ways. Plato argues that Love is the primary motivator for people's actions and is the basis for man's decisions.

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