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Symposium [NOOK Book]

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Love is examined in a sequence of speeches by men attending a symposium, or drinking party. Each man must deliver an encomium, a speech in praise of Love (Eros). The party takes place at the house of the tragedian Agathon in Athens. Socrates in his speech asserts that the highest purpose of love is to become a philosopher or, literally, a lover of wisdom. The dialogue has been used as a source by social historians seeking to throw light on life in ancient Athens, in particular upon sexual behavior, and the ...
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Overview

Love is examined in a sequence of speeches by men attending a symposium, or drinking party. Each man must deliver an encomium, a speech in praise of Love (Eros). The party takes place at the house of the tragedian Agathon in Athens. Socrates in his speech asserts that the highest purpose of love is to become a philosopher or, literally, a lover of wisdom. The dialogue has been used as a source by social historians seeking to throw light on life in ancient Athens, in particular upon sexual behavior, and the symposium as an institution.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012642707
  • Publisher: Baxter St.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 46 KB

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    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 December 19, 2014

    Gugoloragran

    "Gugoloragrans' flames do not kill." He said, watching nevermore "they only... Trap." He shook his head at Nevermore's work. "That remedy will not work."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    A storm

    A storm suddenly passe over them from the east

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Gugoloragran

    He rested his head on the ground next to his master. "Aada-" he inhaled, "Mi...." he exhaled, cold air comming from his nostrils.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Zayla

    Hi im new

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Gugoloragran

    Gtg bbt...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Crow>>Storm

    "What's the matter?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Crow>>Storm

    "Zach is lucky to have a bond such as yourself. But indeed, be careful as you ride together. Never take too many risks..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Jx

    Jxk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Cyrus*

    I have to go. Be back when i can.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Storm

    &#20814

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Storm

    &#20810

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Scythe to winston

    "I didn't!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Storm

    &#20811

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Storm

    &#20812

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Whipsering death

    Grabed storm again and trie to rip her leg off

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Cyrus

    "Sol, latin for Sun. A fitting name." He smiles. "My name is Cyrus." He raises his hand, intending to feel his scales, but hesitates. "May I?" He asks. Simultaniously, he continues to hold the invading presense in his mind captive. Twisting their thoughts together as though a knife was piercing their memories. 'Who are you?!' He asks the presence once again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Sol - Evangelyne

    (Wait you watch Wakfu?!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Evangelyne

    "Heh. Your not the only one." She chuckled, taking a bite from another one. ~Ava

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Evangelyne

    She slept beside him. (Gotta go! Be back tommorrow!! Maybe not at night around 9:30 PM Pacific, but around this time..) ~Ava

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