Plato's Symposium

Plato's Symposium
Author: Plato
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-01-07
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 022620815X


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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.

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.

Plato

Plato
Author: Plato
Publisher:
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1977
Genre:
ISBN:


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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"--

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.

New Symposium

New Symposium
Author: Natasa Durovicova
Publisher: 91st Meridian Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780984303687


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The New Symposium offers twenty-four essays, on the Commons, Justice, and Home, produced for a series of literary encounters on the Greek island of Paros. The International Writing Program invited poets and writers from around the world to exchange ideas, in an intimate setting, on some of the persistent questions of our time. What emerged was a dynamic collection of essays certain to challenge assumptions, broaden perspectives, and spark new ways of thinking.