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The Symposium

Plato (Book - 2006 )
The Symposium


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The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world. Plato's retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships, society and leadership--and shaped the whole tradition of Western philosophy. .
Authors: Plato
Title: The symposium
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2006
Characteristics: 107 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Plato ; translated by Christopher Gill and Desmond Lee
Notes: Originally published: Penguin Books, UK, 2005
ISBN: 9780143037538
0143037536
Branch Call Number: 184 P718sy 2006
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Comment by: Multcolib_Research Report This May 23, 2013

"In his celebrated masterpiece Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC. The guests--including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor Socrates--each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain goodness, and a brilliant sketch of Socrates himself by a drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of the time." (385 B.C.?)


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"In his celebrated masterpiece Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC. The guests--including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor Socrates--each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain goodness, and a brilliant sketch of Socrates himself by a drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of the time." (385 B.C.?)

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