Platos Symposium (Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature)


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Plato's Symposium tells of a cocktail party at an important aspect in Athenian historical past at which the site visitors come to a decision that they're going to each one in flip carry a speech in compliment of affection. The express purpose of the series is to introduce Greek and Latin literature to first-time readers by providing literary and historical context, offering a balanced and engaging assessment with a brief survey of subsequent influence, all to demonstrate the enduring power p. Retrieved from " https: In the second chapter " Eros before Socrates," H. Besides a short preface, H.

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All quotations from the original are translated into English. Plato's Symposium tells of a dinner party at a crucial point in Athenian history at which the guests decide that they will each in turn deliver a speech in praise of love. The humorous and brilliant work that follows points the way towards all Western thinking about love.

The Symposium is also one of Plato's most sophisticated meditations on the practice of philosophy.

This book introduces the literary and historical context of Plato's work, surveys and explains the arguments, and considers why Plato has cast this work in a highly unusual narrative form. A final chapter traces the influence of the Symposium from antiquity to the modern day.

Editor's Foreword Preliminary Note 1. Setting the Scene 2. The Love of Socrates 4.