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Symposium : World's Classics - Plato .

Symposium

World's Classics

By: Plato ., Robin Waterfield (Translator)

Paperback Published: 11th December 2008
ISBN: 9780199540198
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

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'In his lucid introduction Waterfield highlights the artistry and subtleties which might elude non-classicists. He emphasises that Plato's Symposium is fun.' Sophia Sackville-West, London Evening Standard

ISBN: 9780199540198
ISBN-10: 0199540195
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 11th December 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.12

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