Symposium and Phaedrus

Symposium and Phaedrus

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by Plato, Richard Rutherford
     
 

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It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato's dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. Of the dialogues, the Symposium is the most delightful and accessible, requiring no special knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy or customs. Dramatizing a party in fifth-century B.C. Athens, the deceptively unassuming Symposium introduces

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It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato's dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. Of the dialogues, the Symposium is the most delightful and accessible, requiring no special knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy or customs. Dramatizing a party in fifth-century B.C. Athens, the deceptively unassuming Symposium introduces—in the guise of convivial after-dinner conversation—profound ideas about the nature of love. In Phaedrus, here published together with the Symposium, Plato discusses the place of eloquence in expounding truth. In both dialogues, Socrates plays the leading role, by turns teasing, arguing, analyzing, joking, inspiring, and cajoling his followers into understanding ideas that have remained central to Western thought through the centuries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375411748
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2001
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,350,558
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Rutherford is a Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford.

Tom Griffith's translation of Phaedrus is published here for the first time. His translation of the Symposium (1986) has been newly revised for this edition.

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Symposium and Phaedrus 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a military camp where people are trained in combat and are able to talk/ have a good time. Dont ask for rankups.
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He gasped and sat up stright. He ripped his shirt away watching the scar form...
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What would people think of us? How can you love *turns to morrowind* This?! *turns back and starts crying*
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Screaming death sucks!
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