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

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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 April 5, 2014

    The Black Dragon Egg

    He fell forward as the egg began to roll, he ducked his head back in the egg and squeeled with delight as the egg began to roll down the slope until it hit a rock and cracked completly, revealing a tiny black dragon with scales the color of onyx.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Sylver

    The ravishing young girl walked inside. Her long black hair fluttered in waves behind her, and her eyes glowed a calm opal. She was adorned in a long forest green robe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Madden rider bio

    Name madden nickname greendragon dragons name is emarald he is green i have a sword with a emarald engraved in the handel go eragon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Lonetail and co.

    Lonetail rols over Squeaktail.
    <p>
    Squeaktail dove into a tree.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Iceescales

    Sat in the clearing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Unnamed dragoness

    A dragoness flys in lays down her baby dragon and flys away

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Alex

    No kidding. *Alex huffs, sitting down on a log.* lag sucks. Hi btw.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Tanner

    Looks around and asks if anyone is here ?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Gabby

    She walks in

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Tracy

    She rides on a motercycle and takes off her helmet letting her hair down. " hi pple"

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Katie

    Katie nodded and grinned back. "Haven't seen you in a hile either." ((My vote is for Dawn. Kinda obviously...))

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Ice, Star, Flyme, & Luna

    Four dragons flew in. None had a rider. The leader had iceblue scales with the occasional silver. She had icy blue eyes. She had a build for agility when flying. The second was as black as night with a few white scales. She had navy blue eyes. The third was a firey oragne with red wing membranes, claws, and teeth. He had green eyes. The last dragon was a silver with hints of purple, green, red, blue, and pink. She had violet eyes. They alighted softly. "I am Ice, and these are my friends, Star, Flyme, and Luna. We would like to stay here for a while." Ice, the lead dragon asked.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Fujii

    The dragon elder opened rusty books, (hes so pld thats possible xD) and curled his tail around himself.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Allison to space

    Allison walked towards space cauciously and asked, "do you have a rider?" She put her hand on space's scaly back and looked around

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Lucy

    Hi can i join?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Adrianna

    Maybe because it was Lightclan teritory before when i was here originally? I came back to see my old camp and here it was, an Eragon rp.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Heatfang

    Runs in snarling. "GIVE HER BACK B*TCH!" She yelled to striking.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Oleander

    "Dammit!" Oleander growls.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Alex

    *walks in.*

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