Symposium

Symposium

by Plato
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ISBN-10:
1438536453
ISBN-13:
9781438536453
Pub. Date:
02/04/2010
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
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Symposium

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438536453
Publisher: Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/04/2010
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.17(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introductionx
The Symposium1
Notes65
Select Bibliography85

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Paradeus More than 1 year ago
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.
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*she followed Haddi after she muttered a pray to rantach*
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*walked in* "Oh sh.it"
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Lol.
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Stupid ASS PI!!! Sorry teya. :)
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The~ " im at where we talk at the next book.... " teas roll don my face. " I thought you were different...."
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Was impaled in a branch. Locked her bloodred eyes upon Storm's " MY kind will pursue you to the end. Not even your mate will be able to protect you... You shall die at the talons of my brothers and sisters. " She made a death rattle and slumped, dead.
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'I realy missed u' he murmerred.
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Set the stuff down and looked about and found a opal in a bush... oh whats this?
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a teenaged dragon flys in. Its markings are Black and Neon.
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Swims to the girl
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Waits for anyone. ~Ava
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*lays on the ground with a dislocated leg and abroke a$$ shoulder*
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She looks at leonidas.
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