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In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC. The guests--including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor Socrates--each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates' famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain goodness, and a brilliant sketch of Socrates himself by a drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of the time. Engaging the reader on every page, this new translation conveys the power, humor, and pathos of Plato's creation and is complemented by full explanatory notes and an illuminating introduction.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199540198
Author:
Plato
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Waterfield, Robin
Author:
Waterfield, Robin
Author:
null, Robin
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Socrates
Subject:
Philosophy | History | Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.600 in 0.269 lb

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