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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 15 July 2004
  • ISBN : 9780198036449
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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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.

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Plato's Symposium

Plato's Symposium
  • Author : Richard Hunter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-15
  • ISBN : 9780198036449
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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

Plato's 'Symposium'

Plato's 'Symposium'
  • Author : Thomas L. Cooksey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • ISBN : 9781441157348
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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

Plato's Symposium

Plato's Symposium
  • Author : Pierre Destrée,Zina Giannopoulou
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • ISBN : 9781108179461
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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

The Poverty of Eros in Plato’s Symposium

The Poverty of Eros in Plato’s Symposium
  • Author : Lorelle D. Lamascus
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • ISBN : 9781474213820
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The Poverty of Eros in Plato's Symposium offers an innovative new approach towards Eros and the concept of Eros in the Symposium. Lorelle D. Lamascus argues that Plato's depiction of Eros as the child of Poverty (penia) and Resource (poros) is central to understanding the nature of love. Eros is traditionally seen as self-interested or acquisitive, but this book argues instead that Eros and reason are properly in accord with one another. The moral life and the philosophical life alike

Plato's Dialectic at Play

Plato's Dialectic at Play
  • Author : Kevin Corrigan,Elena Glazov-Corrigan
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • ISBN : 0271046260
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Sex from Plato to Paglia: M-Z

Sex from Plato to Paglia: M-Z
  • Author : Alan Soble
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 0313334250
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More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

Plato and Socrates

Plato and Socrates
  • Author : Richard McKirahan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • ISBN : 9780415627702
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This valuable work of reference provides a comprehensive bibliography on all scholarly work that was published on Plato and Socrates during the years 1958-73. It thus forms an important addition to Harold Cherniss’s bibliography, which covered the years 1950-7. The author has sought to include all materials primarily concerned with Socrates and Plato, together with other works which make a contribution to our understanding of the two philosophers. The bibliography is arranged by topic and there are cross-references at

Plato's Philosophers

Plato's Philosophers
  • Author : Catherine H. Zuckert
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780226993386
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Faced with the difficult task of discerning Plato’s true ideas from the contradictory voices he used to express them, scholars have never fully made sense of the many incompatibilities within and between the dialogues. In the magisterial Plato’s Philosophers, Catherine Zuckert explains for the first time how these prose dramas cohere to reveal a comprehensive Platonic understanding of philosophy. To expose this coherence, Zuckert examines the dialogues not in their supposed order of composition but according to the

The Oxford Handbook of Plato

The Oxford Handbook of Plato
  • Author : Gail Fine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • ISBN : 9780190639730
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Plato is the best known, and continues to be the most widely studied, of all the ancient Greek philosophers. The updated and original essays in the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Plato provide in-depth discussions of a variety of topics and dialogues, all serving several functions at once: they survey the current academic landscape; express and develop the authors' own views; and situate those views within a range of alternatives. The result is a useful state-of-the-art reference to

Plato's Symposium

Plato's Symposium
  • Author : Doctor K. N. Rao,Stanley Rosen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • ISBN : UOM:39015000236698
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Feminist Interpretations of Plato

Feminist Interpretations of Plato
  • Author : Nancy Tuana
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • ISBN : 0271040246
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Plato’s Styles and Characters

Plato’s Styles and Characters
  • Author : Gabriele Cornelli
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-11-27
  • ISBN : 9783110436549
GET THIS BOOKPlato’s Styles and Characters

The significance of Plato’s literary style to the content of his ideas is perhaps one of the central problems in the study of Plato and Ancient Philosophy as a whole. As Samuel Scolnicov points out in this collection, many other philosophers have employed literary techniques to express their ideas, just as many literary authors have exemplified philosophical ideas in their narratives, but for no other philosopher does the mode of expression play such a vital role in their thought

Self-Knowledge in Plato's Phaedrus

Self-Knowledge in Plato's Phaedrus
  • Author : Charles L. Griswold Jr.
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780271044903
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Originally published: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986. With new preface and supplementary bibliography.

Plato and Hesiod

Plato and Hesiod
  • Author : G. R. Boys-Stones,J. H. Haubold
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2009-12-10
  • ISBN : 9780191608025
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It hardly needs repeating that Plato defined philosophy partly by contrast with the work of the poets. What is extraordinary is how little systematic exploration there has been of his relationship with specific poets other than Homer. This neglect extends even to Hesiod, though Hesiod is of central importance for the didactic tradition quite generally, and is a major source of imagery at crucial moments of Plato's thought. This volume, which presents fifteen articles by specialists on the area, will

Plato’s Trial of Athens

Plato’s Trial of Athens
  • Author : Mark A. Ralkowski
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781474227261
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What can we learn about the trial of Socrates from Plato's dialogues? Most scholars say we can learn a lot from the Apology, but not from the rest. Plato's Trial of Athens rejects this assumption and argues that Plato used several of his dialogues to turn the tables on Socrates' accusers: they blamed Socrates for something the city had done to itself. Plato wanted to set the record straight and save his city from repeating her worst mistakes of the 5