The Symposium

Written By Plato
The Symposium
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 25 August 2005
  • ISBN : 0141912022
  • Pages : 128 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 1 reviews
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The Symposium

The Symposium
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-08-25
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of ...

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium
  • Author : Richard L. Hunter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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. ...

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium
  • Author : Plato,Allan David Bloom
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2001-02
  • Total pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 "...

The Dialogues of Plato

The Dialogues of Plato
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-08-25
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 ...

Leo Strauss On Plato s Symposium

Leo Strauss On Plato s Symposium
  • Author : Leo Strauss
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-05
  • Total pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 ...

Symposium

Symposium
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1900
  • Total pages : 109
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : "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 ...

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium
  • Author : Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 ...

Symposium of Plato

Symposium of Plato
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1993-05-24
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : "By far the liveliest, most readable translation ever published of the Symposium—perhaps the liveliest, most readable translation of a Platonic dialogue ever printed."—John Patrick Lynch "Much the best translation of the Symposium that I have ever read. In his ambition to avoid 'translator's English' Griffith has been completely ...

Symposium

Symposium
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Pubone.Info
  • Release Date : 1876
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : pubOne.info present you this new edition. Of all the works of Plato the Symposium is the most perfect in form, and may be truly thought to contain more than any commentator has ever dreamed of; or, as Goethe said of one of his own writings, more than the author ...

Plato The Symposium

Plato  The Symposium
  • Author : Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-24
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 ...

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium
  • Author : Plato,Avi Sharon
  • Publisher : Focus
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 76
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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
  • Author : James H. Lesher,Debra Nails,Frisbee Candida Cheyenne Sheffield
  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 446
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 ...

Plato s Symposium

Plato s  Symposium
  • Author : Thomas L. Cooksey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 ...

Symposium

Symposium
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 1998-04-02
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests - including the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, Plato's mentor Socrates - each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates' famous account ...

Plato The Symposium

Plato  The Symposium
  • Author : Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-24
  • Total pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0141912022
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Summary : 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 ...