Plato's ''Symposium''

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This is an English translation of Plato account of an important dialogue on the nature of love between Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, Agathon, Socrates and Alcibiades.

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate ...

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Overview

This is an English translation of Plato account of an important dialogue on the nature of love between Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, Agathon, Socrates and Alcibiades.

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.

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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: 544,496
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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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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