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Author : Plato
ISBN : 9786050428339
Genre : Philosophy
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The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–370 BC. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and (in latter-day interpretations) is the origin of the concept of Platonic love. 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.

Plato Symposium

Author : Plato
ISBN : 0521295238
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Plato's dialogue the Symposium with introduction and commentary.

T S Eliot

Author : Tambimuttu
ISBN : 0714620874
Genre : Literary Collections
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First Published in 1965. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Symposium

Author : Plato
ISBN : 0140449272
Genre : Fiction
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Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Christopher Gill.

Plato The Symposium

Author : Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
ISBN : 1139469908
Genre : Philosophy
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Plato's Symposium, written in the early part of the 4th century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato's mentor, and Alcibiades, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates' praise of philosophical desire, and an argument for the superiority of the philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction, by Frisbee C. C. Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context.

Symposium Of Plato

Author : Plato
ISBN : 0520066952
Genre : Philosophy
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"By far the liveliest, most readable translation ever published of the Symposium--perhaps the liveliest, most readable translation of a Platonic dialogue ever printed."--John Patrick Lynch "Much the best translation of the Symposium that I have ever read. In his ambition to avoid 'translator's English' Griffith has been completely successful. Nor has he sacrificed accuracy, even where he sacrifices literalness."--G. R. F. Ferrari

Leo Strauss On Plato S Symposium

Author : Leo Strauss
ISBN : 0226776867
Genre : Philosophy
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The first major piece of unpublished work by Leo Strauss to appear in more than thirty years, this volume offers the public the unprecedented experience of encountering this renowned scholar as his students did. Given as a course in autumn 1959 under the title "Plato's Political Philosophy," these provocative lectures—until now, never published, but instead passed down from one generation of students to the next—show Strauss at his subtle and insightful best.


Author : University of Chicago. Law School
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063755701
Genre : Psychology
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Behavior Of Deep Foundations

Author : Raymond Lundgren
ISBN : 0803102917
Genre : Foundations
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Author : Louis A. Ruprecht
ISBN : 0791442640
Genre : Philosophy
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Argues that the underlining of erotic matters in Plato's dialogues marks the most significant moment in his career.

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