Symposium

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During a lively dinner party, a series of speakers offer their views on eros or desire. They see love as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action and a means of ethical education. Through jokes and flirtation they reveal their attitudes to love and personal relationships. Aristophanes, the comic poet, tells a haunting myth about our long-lost unity as couples; since then, each of us has been looking for our 'other half'. Socrates radically rethinks the nature of love, and delivers a ...
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During a lively dinner party, a series of speakers offer their views on eros or desire. They see love as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action and a means of ethical education. Through jokes and flirtation they reveal their attitudes to love and personal relationships. Aristophanes, the comic poet, tells a haunting myth about our long-lost unity as couples; since then, each of us has been looking for our 'other half'. Socrates radically rethinks the nature of love, and delivers a massive challenge to ancient -- and modern -- romanticism. Finally, the glamorous Alcibiades appears, drunk and supported by a courtesan, to tell us why he tried to seduce Socrates -- and why he failed.

Full of drama, humour and sharply drawn characters, the Symposium offers profound insights into gender roles, sex in society and the value of sublimating our basic instincts. Perhaps no other single work from antiquity retains such direct and immediate relevance for everyone today.

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A fantastic book. Translation is graceful and elegant yet uncannily accurate. Footnotes very useful, especially for teaching purposes, and the price is surprisingly low. --Eve Browning Cole, University of Minnesota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781406831696
  • Publisher: Echo Library
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Alexander Nehamas is Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction x
The Symposium 1
Notes 65
Select Bibliography 85
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  • Posted March 25, 2011

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    vastly important

    This book is one of the classics of Western thought. It is not only a glimpse into Greek culture and norms but also into one of the West's greatest minds.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Swyft

    Gtg bb after church:( )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    To syn

    Okay, i'm sorry for disrupting, whatever this is, but, i'm going to join your camp half blood rp... Btw this coal from prometheus. Anyway I put my bio in at yori and wondering when they check it. Hugh, my inpatience is unbelievable. -Thanks, Luella Clines

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Cammo

    You know he hates you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Alamak 3

    ((Percy, at first, a human. Then I was Rex later on, a dragon. I can't remember if I was Corico as well, here, or elsewhere... I think it may have been here.... eh. Who knows? I douvt you could remember EVERYBODY. I can't. ))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Alamak 2 to Cassi

    ((Even not using them is godmodding. Every character has a weakness. It's a fact of life. Just like we ourselves all have weaknesses. You can't make an all powerful character to make sure nothing can catch it off-guard. Besides, if Ice were powerful enough, and simply a Sky Dragon, powers more effective against her type, yet also from a weaker dragon wouldn't be that effective. Bye! <p>

    Alamak))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Ty

    @Cassi: XD ((I don't have any sticky notes Dx))((gtgtb x.x))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Alamak

    ((I believe I was speaking to Cassi. You may have been RPing for 4 years, but sadly, you may be too. When you don't capitalize, post about three words, use no punctuation, and basically have bad grammar/ you don' t spell check, you are a Noob. Done deal. This RP used to be better. I was here when it was first made, and the people knew how to RP, and how to behave like somebody who isn't eight or ten years old. I suggest you fix that. It's why nobody joins. Good bye! You may see me again. In an RP far more active than the two person thing you've got going here. <p>

    Alamak )) <p>

    The dragon suddenly snapped open his wings, bursting into the air and flying off, only the wistling of wind that came with his breed showing he was there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    To anyone

    May i please join?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Swyft

    She shook out her wings and settled down on a rock to watch the last of the sunset.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Darius

    *He breaks down in tears, hugging his boots to him* "You'll always be beatiful to me, Sasha.."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Ty

    Yawned and sat next to Istalri and Saven, gazing at the stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Cloud

    Thinks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Dragons

    Here is my weakness list since you gave me yours: Mango can easily be weakened by simply flying over her, Nightsky and Star die in cold, Frost dies in heat, Wolf is afraid of lions and racoons, Shark can barely fly. Mango will have lots of pain if her gas pouch is emptied, Nightsky can barely aim her fire, Star can only shoot crystalite thrice, Frost cannot make armor when she feels in a real battle, Wolf has no breath attack, Shark cannot shoot boiling water when cold. Animus weaknesses and abilities: Mirrorscale, allows the dragon to teleport away and be replaced by a live and moving picture of her/himself. Takes 5 animus points. Blinkscale, allows the dragon to turn into a thousand bee-sized dragons that do no damage, but only one is the real dragon. Takes 10 animus points. Deadmind, allows dragon to die and can stay dead for 24 hours before coming back to life. Takes 30 animus points. Controlmind, allows dragon to control your mind no matter what resistance. 15 points per mind. Hiddenscale, allows dragon to disapear. Free. Sonicwing, allows dragon to teleport up to a mile away. 20 animus points. Summonwing, allows dragon to call upon help from a HellWing. Costs 50 animus points. Itemmind, allows dragon to move an control one item at a time with there mind. Free. How to get points: killing sentient beings. Animus dragons are born with 50 points. If you have no points, and had points at one point, you turn to stone. Animus bank: Mango, 20. Star, 45. Shark, 50. Wolf, 50. Nightsky, 50. Frost, 40. This post will remain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Shawn

    Hey guys walks in sadly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Katie

    Katie smiled and turned a cartwheel. "Thats... really old Cassi."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Shark

    Growls at Frost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Frost

    Meets Shark's gaze.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    My nmae is cat and i abslotuelky lvoe mylsef

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Nightsky

    Flew away.

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