Plato: Dialogues on Love and Friendship

Translated from the Greek with an Introductory Analyses, by Benjamin Jowett. With a preface by Whitney J. Oates and Illustrations by Eugene Karlin.

Easton Press Collector's Edition from their 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series.

Hardcover bound in full maroon eather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in

 

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The main characters are Socrates, the boys Lysis and Menexenus who are friends, as well as Hippothales, who is in unrequited love with Lysis and therefore, after the initial conversation, hides himself behind the surrounding listeners. The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–370 BC. It depicts a friendly contest of extemporaneous speeches given by a group of notable men attending a banquet. The men include the philosopher Socrates, the general and political figure Alcibiades, and the comic playwright Aristophanes. The speeches are to be given in praise of Eros, who is the god of love and desire, and the son of Aphrodite. In the Symposium, Eros is recognized both as erotic love, and as a phenomenon that is capable of inspiring courage, valor, great deeds and works, and vanquishing man’s natural fear of death. It is seen as transcending its earthly origins, and attaining spiritual heights.

 

 

Plato: Dialogues on Love and Friendship

SKU: 14-016
$35.00Price

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