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Plato: The Symposium

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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521682985

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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.

    • One of the most influential works of ancient philosophy
    • New and accessible translation
    • Substantial philosophical introduction which examines the themes of the work
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    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521682985
    • length: 132 pages
    • dimensions: 225 x 150 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Further reading
    Chronology
    Translator's note
    The Symposium
    Glossary of Greek words
    Index of names
    Index of subjects.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Ancient Philosophy (Intro to)
    • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
    • Exploration and Discovery ll
    • Honors - Introduction to Philosophy
    • Intro to Latin Poetry
    • Intro. to Classical Thought/Ancient Philosophy
    • Introduction to Philosophy/Ancient Philosophy
    • Philosophy of Love and Sex
    • Philosophy of Plato
    • Philosophy of Sex and Love
    • Philosophy of the Person
    • Western Historical and Cultural Awareness
  • Translator

    M. C. Howatson, St Anne's College, Oxford
    M.C. Howatson is Emeritus Fellow in Classics at St Anne's College, Oxford.

    Editor

    Frisbee C. C. Sheffield, King's College London
    Frisbee C. C. Sheffield is Lecturer in Philosophy at King's College, London.

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