Symposium

Symposium

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Author : Plato
  • ISBN-10 : 9781603845014
  • Release : 1989-05-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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 information and a sense of current scholarly opinion. --S. G. Nugent, Princeton University

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : Richard Hunter
  • ISBN-10 : 0198036442
  • Release : 2004-07-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Author : Plato
  • ISBN-10 : 0226042758
  • Release : 2001-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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 of Plato

Symposium of Plato

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Author : Plato
  • ISBN-10 : 0520066952
  • Release : 1993-05-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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"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 successful. Nor has he sacrificed accuracy, even where he sacrifices literalness."--G. R. F. Ferrari

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium

  • Publisher : Agora Publications
  • Author : Plato
  • ISBN-10 : 9781887250283
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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.

Symposium

Symposium

  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Author : Plato
  • ISBN-10 :
  • Release : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
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The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον) is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and serious, given by a group of men at a symposium or a wine drinking gathering at the house of the tragedian Agathon at Athens.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium

  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
  • Author : James H. Lesher
  • ISBN-10 : UOM:39015068766792
  • Release : 2006
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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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.

Plato  The Symposium

Plato The Symposium

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
  • ISBN-10 : 1139469908
  • Release : 2008-04-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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.

Leo Strauss On Plato s Symposium

Leo Strauss On Plato s Symposium

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Author : Leo Strauss
  • ISBN-10 : 0226776867
  • Release : 2003-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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.