Plato's Symposium

Plato's Symposium
Author: Plato
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2001-02
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0226042758


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Plato, Allan Bloom wrote, is "the most erotic of philosophers," and his Symposium is one of the greatest works on the nature of love ever written. This new edition brings together the English translation of the renowned Plato scholar and translator, Seth Benardete, with two illuminating commentaries on it: Benardete's "On Plato's Symposium" and Allan Bloom's provocative essay, "The Ladder of Love." In the Symposium, Plato recounts a drinking party following an evening meal, where the guests include the poet Aristophanes, the drunken Alcibiades, and, of course, the wise Socrates. The revelers give their views on the timeless topics of love and desire, all the while addressing many of the major themes of Platonic philosophy: the relationship of philosophy and poetry, the good, and the beautiful.

Symposium

Symposium
Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher:
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1991
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781560541646


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Lakoma

Lakoma
Author: Plato
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1980-02-28
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780521295239


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Plato's dialogue the Symposium with introduction and commentary.

Plato's Symposium

Plato's Symposium
Author: Frisbee Sheffield
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-07-20
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0191536822


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Frisbee Sheffield argues that the Symposium has been unduly marginalized by philosophers. Although the topic - eros - and the setting at a symposium have seemed anomalous, she demonstrates that both are intimately related to Plato's preoccupation with the nature of the good life, with virtue, and how it is acquired and transmitted. For Plato, analysing our desires is a way of reflecting on the kind of people we will turn out to be and on our chances of leading a worthwhile and happy life. In its focus on the question why he considered desires to be amenable to this type of reflection, this book explores Plato's ethics of desire.

The Symposium

The Symposium
Author: Plato
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1971
Genre: Love
ISBN:


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Plato's Symposium

Plato's Symposium
Author: James H. Lesher
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2006
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:


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In his Symposium, Plato crafted speeches in praise of love that has influenced writers and artists from antiquity to the present. But questions remain concerning the meaning of specific features, the significance of the dialogue as a whole, and the character of its influence. Here, an international team of scholars addresses such questions.

Symposium or Drinking Party

Symposium or Drinking Party
Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2017-02-14
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 158510843X


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This new edition of Plato's Symposium provides beginning readers and scholars alike with a solid, reliable translation that is both faithful to the original text and accessible to contemporary readers. In addition, the volume offers a number of aids to help the reader make his or her way through this remarkable work: A concise introduction sets the scene, conveys the tenor of the dialogue, and introduces the reader to the main characters with a gloss on their backgrounds and a comment on their roles in the dialogue. It also provides a list of basic points for readers to keep in mind as they read the work. A thought-provoking interpretive essay offers reflections on the themes of the dialogue, focusing especially on the dialogue as drama. A select bibliography points to works, both classic and contemporary, that are especially relevant to readers of the Symposium. Two appendices consist of a line drawing that depicts the spacial layout and positioning of characters in the Symposium, and a chart that shows the relation of the first six speeches to number, age, parentage and the function of Eros.

Lysis. Symposium. Phaedrus

Lysis. Symposium. Phaedrus
Author: Plato
Publisher:
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-06-28
Genre:
ISBN: 9780674997431


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Works in this volume explore the relationship between two people known as love (erōs) or friendship (philia). In Lysis, Socrates meets two young men at a wrestling school; in Symposium, he joins a company of accomplished men at a drinking party; and in Phaedrus, experimental speeches about love lead to a discussion of rhetoric.

Understanding Plato: The Symposium

Understanding Plato: The Symposium
Author: Hercules Bantas
Publisher: Reluctant Geek
Total Pages: 5
Release:
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN:


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This concise, essay length guide examines Plato's discussion of love in The Symposium. It covers all the speeches, culminating in Alcibiades's drunken homage to Socrates, and examines the moral dimensions Plato attaches to love, as well as key concepts such as Common and Heavenly Love.

Mad Honey Symposium

Mad Honey Symposium
Author: Sally Wen Mao
Publisher:
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2014
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781938584060


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""Like Sylvia Plath's poems, these visionary poems are not only astute records of experience, they are themselves dazzling, verbal experiences. Worldly, wily, wise: Mad Honey Symposium is an extraordinary debut."-Terrance Hayes"[Mad Honey Symposium] has all the delicacy of [Mao's] earlier writing-but now there's also a gritty, world-wise sense of humor that gives her work heavyweight swagger."-Dave EggersMad Honey Symposium buzzes with lush sound and sharp imagery, creating a vivid natural world that's constantly in flux. From Venus flytraps to mad honey eaters, badgers to empowered outsiders, Sally Wen Mao's poems inhabit the precarious space between the vulnerable and the ferocious-how thin that line is, how breakable-with wonder and verve.From "Valentine for a Flytrap":.There's voltage in your flowers-mulch skeins, armory for cunning loves. Your mouth pins every sticky body, swallowing iridescence, digesting light. Venus, let me swim in your solarium. Venus, take me in your summer gown.Sally Wen Mao was born in Wuhan, China, and grew up in Boston and the Bay Area. She is a Kundiman fellow and 826 Valencia Young Author's Scholar. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Passages North, Quarterly West, and West Branch, among others. She holds a BA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Cornell University, where she's currently a lecturer"--