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The Symposium

The Symposium Book
Author : Plato
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-08-25
ISBN : 0141912022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Plato,Allan Bloom
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2001-02
ISBN : 0226042758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Plato,Benjamin Jowett
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-07-24
ISBN : 9781500628529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–380 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

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Richard L. Hunter
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0195160800
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Symposium is Plato's best-known work. It is now a seminal text, not just for the representation of Socrates, Plato's ontology, and for the history of ideas about desire, but for Athenian social and political history, the history of rhetoric, and for the image of the intellectual in Western tradition. It is also a high point in classical literary art. This book pays close attention to parody of modes of style and thought as well as to the provocative construction of the whole. It will introduce readers to the work itself by contextualizing it in Greek literature in general and the Platonic.

Lakoma

Lakoma Book
Author : Plato,K. J. Dover
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1980-02-28
ISBN : 9780521295239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plato's dialogue the Symposium with introduction and commentary.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Pierre Destrée,Zina Giannopoulou
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-05-23
ISBN : 1108179460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plato's Symposium is an exceptionally multi-layered dialogue. At once a historical document, a philosophical drama that enacts abstract ideas in an often light-hearted way, and a literary masterpiece, it has exerted an influence that goes well beyond the confines of philosophy. The essays in this volume, by leading scholars, offer detailed analyses of all parts of the work, focusing on the central and much-debated theme of erōs or 'human desire' - which can refer both to physical desire or desire for happiness. They reveal thematic continuities between the prologue and the various speeches as well as between the speeches themselves, and present a rich collection of contrasting yet complementary readings of Diotima's speech. The volume will be invaluable for classicists and philosophers alike, and for all who are interested in one of Plato's most fascinating and challenging dialogues.

Plato The Symposium

Plato  The Symposium Book
Author : Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2008-04-24
ISBN : 9781139469906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Plato
Publisher : Agora Publications
Release : 2003
ISBN : 188725028X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The dramatic nature of Plato?s dialogues is delightfully evident in The Symposium. The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon?s house to celebrate the success of his first tragedy.With wit and insight, they each present their ideas about love?from Erixymachus?s scientific naturalism to Aristophanes? comic fantasy. The unexpected arrival of Alcibiades breaks the spell cast by Diotima?s ethereal climb up the staircase of love to beauty itself. Ecstasy and intoxication clash as Plato concludes with one of his most skillful displays of dialectic.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0199567816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s  Symposium  Book
Author : Thomas L. Cooksey
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2010-03-18
ISBN : 1441157344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In many regards the dialectical counterpart of the Republic, the Symposium is one of the richest and most influential of the Platonic dialogues, resonating not only with Western philosophy, but also with literature art and theology. While Plato ostensibly dramatizes a humorous account of a drinking party, he presents a profoundly serious explication of Eros that challenges the limits of reason, the nature of gender, identity and narrative form. Plato's Symposium: A Reader's Guide presents a concise and accessible introduction to the text, offering invaluable guidance on: - Historical, literary and philosophical context - Key themes - Reading the text - Reception and influence - Further reading

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Geoffrey Steadman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009-11
ISBN : 9780984306510
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Facing each of the 72 pages of John Burnet's Greek edition of Plato's Symposium (originally published by Oxford University Press in 1905) is a single page of corresponding vocabulary and intermediate level grammatical commentary. Once readers have memorized the core vocabulary list, they will be able to read the classical Greek and consult all relevant vocabulary and commentary without turning the page.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Plato,Avi Sharon
Publisher : Focus
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An engaging new translation into English of Plato's important dialogue on the nature of love, including notes and an introductory essay.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : James H. Lesher,Debra Nails,Frisbee Candida Cheyenne Sheffield
Publisher : Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Symposium Book
Author : Plato,Benjamin Jowett,Hayden Pelliccia
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Translated by Jordan Stump, introduction by Caleb Carr and original illustrations by Jules Ferat.

Eros at the Banquet

Eros at the Banquet Book
Author : Louise Pratt
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2012-09-13
ISBN : 0806186208
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After studying ancient Greek for a year, students often become discouraged when presented with unabridged classical texts that offer only minimal supportive apparatus. In welcome contrast, this intermediate-level textbook reinforces the first-year lessons and enables students to read Plato's Symposium, one of the most engaging works in Attic Greek, the dialect taught in most first-year courses. To meet the needs of students who are reading extended passages of challenging Greek for the first time, Louise Pratt, a classical scholar with more than twenty years' teaching experience, has lightly condensed the early readings, supplementing them with review exercises and new vocabulary. She includes the remaining portion of the dialogue in its entirety to give students the experience of reading Plato's imaginative dialogue in all its richness. All readings are glossed, with explanatory notes appearing on the same page as the relevant texts. Enlivened by twenty-five illustrations, Eros at the Banquet also features an introduction explaining the Symposium's historical and philosophical significance, a comprehensive glossary, and an up-to-date bibliography. Instructors may also supplement this volume with Pratt's The Essentials of Greek Grammar: A Reference for Intermediate Readers of Attic Greek, which includes many examples from the Symposium.

The Dialogues of Plato

The Dialogues of Plato Book
Author : Plato
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1993-08-25
ISBN : 9780300056990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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R. E. Allen's superb new translation of Plato's Symposium brings this classic text to life for modern readers. Allen supplements his translation with a commentary that not only enriches our understanding of Plato's philosophy and the world of Greek antiquity but also provides insights into present-day philosophical concerns. Allen reveals the unity of Plato's intentions in the Symposium, explores the dialogue's major themes, and links them with Plato's other dialogues. His wide-ranging commentary includes discussions of Greek religious, social, and sexual practices, the conceptual connections between the Symposium and Freud, the influence of the Symposium on later writers, and recent scholarship on the dialogue. Allen's primary focus is philosophical, however, and he succeeds in explicating the doctrine of Eros in Plato's Symposium so that the reader can see how wish and desire relate to Plato's moral philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Leo Strauss On Plato s Symposium

Leo Strauss On Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Leo Strauss
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2001-08
ISBN : 0226776859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first major piece of unpublished work by Leo Strauss to appear in more than thirty years, Leo Strauss On Plato's Symposium 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, at the University of Chicago, these transcripts previously had circulated in samizdat fashion, passed down from one generation of students to the next. They show Strauss at his best, in his subtle and sometimes indirect style of analysis, which has attracted almost as much commentary as has the content of his thought. Strauss presents a coherent and complete interpretation of the Symposium, proceeding by a meticulous reading from beginning to end. Operating on the once common hypothesis that commentary is an excellent method of expounding the truth, Strauss sheds light not only on the meaning of the dialogue and its place in the Platonic corpus, but also on a host of important topics, including the nature of eros and its place in the overall economy of human life; the perennial quarrel between poetry and philosophy, and the relation of both to piety, politics, and morality; the character of Socrates and the questions of his trial; and many other matters. As provocative as they were a half century ago, these important lectures will be welcomed by students of classics, philosophy, politics, psychology, and political philosophy.

Six Great Dialogues

Six Great Dialogues Book
Author : Plato
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2007-05-11
ISBN : 0486454657
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents authoritative translations of six of Plato's dialogues.

Erotic Wisdom

Erotic Wisdom Book
Author : Gary Alan Scott,William A. Welton
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2008-12-18
ISBN : 9780791475836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A lively and highly readable commentary on one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium Book
Author : Richard Hunter
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2004-07-15
ISBN : 0198036442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context, and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry, and purpose. A brief survey of the influence of the work upon subsequent generations is included to demonstrate its enduring relevance and power. 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.