8 edition of Plato Symposium found in the catalog.
December 30, 1985
by Bryn Mawr Commentaries
Written in English
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Summary: The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. – 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, 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 /5(5).
Symposium by Plato Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for Symposium by Plato is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Introduction to Plato’s Symposium The Symposium tells the story of a drinking party in which the guests agree to put aside their desire for wine, women and music and deliver speeches in honor of erōs, a word often translated as “love” but more aptly described as “sexual desire” or “passionate love.”.
Further, in Plato's middle and later dialogues, the figure of Socrates no longer represents the man himself. Instead, the figure of Socrates is used as a mouthpiece by which Plato advances his own views. Plato presents his mentor in the Symposium as a simple and hardy man, a bit of a flirt, though immune to sexual advances and alcohol alike. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Plato's Symposium by Plato at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. in this book Plato sets out the principles of legal theory, and how View Product/5(7).
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"The Symposium" is one of those books that everyone should read. In it, Plato explores, through a series of speeches, the nature and origins of love and passion. However, the Penguin edition fails to clearly distinguish when one speech begins and one ends/5(26).
My first foray into Plato and a good place to start - an easy going quick read book. For my money a good translation, very readable and entertaining and good forward explaining the work, which I read afterwards. The symposium is a collection of dinner conversations in the subject of love and whilst very of its time, still relevant today/5(58).
My first foray into Plato and a good place to start - an easy going quick read Plato Symposium book. For my money a good translation, very readable and entertaining and good forward explaining the work, which I read afterwards. The symposium is a collection of dinner conversations in the subject of love and whilst very of its time, still relevant today/5().
The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον) is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. – BC. It depicts a friendly contest of extemporaneous speeches given by a group of notable men attending a banquet. The men include the philosopher Socrates, the general and political figure Alcibiades, and the comic playwright Aristophanes.4/5(K).
Symposium is a beautiful little book, and easy to read, like all of Plato's dialogues. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in Classical Greek culture/5(22). Free download or read online The Symposium pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Plato.
The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this philosophy, classics story are Socrates.4/5. Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: Symposium By Plato.
Commentary: Quite a few comments have been posted about Symposium. Download: A k text-only version is available for download. Symposium By Plato Written B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Persons of the Dialogue. Plato wrote “The Symposium” about the ancient Athenian cultural tradition in which men would drink, discuss philosophical subjects, compose speeches and sing songs.
The text has been credited with influencing how Western literature portrays and interprets love and beauty. The Symposium Quotes Showing of 85 “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces.
Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” ― Plato Cited by: 6. Plato ’s Symposium is a series of speeches on Love given at a party in ancient Greece.
They deal with questions of: what Love is; interpersonal relationships through love; what types of love are worthy of praise; the purpose of love; and others. It is the first major philosophical text on love in Western literature.
Read a brief overview of the work, or chapter by chapter summaries. See a complete list of the characters in The Symposium. Continue your study of The Symposium with these useful links. Get ready to write your essay on The Symposium. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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Plato: Symposium 1st Edition by Benjamin Jowett (Author) out of 5 stars 23 ratings. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book /5(23). SYMPOSIUM. By Plato. Translated by Benjamin Jowett.
Edited, annotated, and compiled by Rhonda L. Kelley. Plate 1: Anselm Feuerbach, The Symposium (Second Version File Size: 2MB. Symposium, a work from the middle of Plato's writings, presumably implements Socrates as a character to voice Plato’s theories on love.
The dramatic dialogue concerns itself with the origin, purpose, and nature of love, or eros, through a series of speeches by men at a symposion. Symposium By Plato. 2 SYMPOSIUM PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Apollodorus, who repeats to his companion the dialogue which he had heard from Aristodemus, and had already once narrated to Glaucon.
Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, Agathon, Socrates, Alcibiades, A Troop of File Size: KB. "A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative.
And the introduction admirably presents both basic. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato's mentor, Socrates, who advocates transcendence through spiritual love.
The Symposium is a deft interweaving of different viewpoints and ideas about the nature of love - as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action and as a means of ethical 4/5(5). The Harvard Classics, Volume 2: The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato, the Golden sayings of Epictetus, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program (First Series, Volume 1): Rothschild's Fiddle, On Happiness, The Apology, Heart of Darkness, Conscience, Genesis, Alienated Labour, Social Contract. The Symposium (Ancient Greek: S?µp?s???) is a philosophical dialogue written Plato sometime after BC.
It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the /5(). The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον) is a philosophical book written by Plato sometime after BCE. On one level the book deals with the genealogy, nature and purpose of love, on another level the book deals with the topic of knowledge, specifically how does one know what one knows.5/5(1).
The final speech is that of Alcibiades who insists on eulogising Socrates. The book gives a lot of insight in to the homosexuality of ancient Athenian and Greek society, it's quite surprising if not a little shocking. Symposium is a beautiful little book, and easy to read, like all of Plato's dialogues/5(50).Summary Overall Summary Apollodorus relates to an unnamed companion a story he learned from Aristodemus about a symposium, or dinner-party, given in honor of the tragedian Agathon.
Socrates arrives at the party late, as he was lost in thought on the neighboring porch.