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The Symposium

The Symposium

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In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society, and the sublimation of basic human instincts. 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 education.

Translated with an introduction and notes by Christopher Gill

Title:The Symposium
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0140449272
Format Type:
Number of Pages:131 pages
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    The Symposium Reviews

  • Glenn Russell

    Plato’s Symposium is one of the best loved classics from the ancient world, a work of consummate beauty as both philosophy and as literature, most appropriate since the topic of this dialogue is the...

  • Richard Derus

    Rating: 2* of five, all for Aristophanes's way trippy remix of the Book of GenesisWhile perusing a review of Death in Venice (dreadful tale, yet another fag-must-die-rather-than-love piece of normativ...

  • Manny

    OPRAH: Good evening and welcome to What's the Most Spiritual Book of All Time? For people who missed last week's exciting semi-final round, The Sermon on the Mount beat The Bhagavad Gita 4-1 while Jon...

  • Riku Sayuj

    “It’s been less than three years that I’ve been Socrates’ companion and made it my job to know exactly what he says and does each day. Before that, I simply drifted aimlessly. Of course, I u...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Symposium, Plato , 1935تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه سپتامبر سال 1984 میلادیپس زمین و عشق بودند که جانشین هرج و مرج و بی شکلی آغاز...

  • Foad

    افلاطون، در رساله ی بسیار دلکش "ضیافت" ، بحث مفصلی راجع به حقیقت "عشق" می کند.رساله به بازگویی ماجرای یک ضیافت می...

  • Ian

    I Never Met a Physician Who Wasn’t Descended from a GreekThis might just be the work that put the "meta-" (at least the "metafiction") in "metaphysics".Plato’s name is attached to it, but its prin...

  • Fatemeh sherafati

    خیلی کتاب خوبی بود.. زیاد پیش اومده بود که بشنوم سقراط از شیوه ی پرسش و پاسخ استفااده می کنه برای بحث کردن.. تو ای...

  • Carlos De Eguiluz

    Lectura #6 de la materia de Teoría del Conocimiento, "El Banquete".Citas y pequeños comentarios de uso personal:Sabios reunidos: Fedro, Agaton, Eriximaco, Pausanias, Aristodemo, Aristófanes*Tributo...

  • Shaghayegh.l3

    چند وقت پيش در جواب دوستم كه مى گفت دلم ميخواد عاشق بشم گفتم من اصلن نميدونم عشق چى هست ! نميدونستم كمتر از يه ما...