Symposium

ISBN-10: 0140449272
ISBN-13: 9780140449273
Authors: Plato, Christopher Gill, Christopher Gill, Christopher Gill
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The scene is a dinner party for the literati of Athens, the action a series of speeches by the guests. From these there emerges a complete and complex philosophy of love. Christopher Gill's translation retains all the drama and humour of the Greek, bringing the historical figures to life.

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Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's step-father. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Number of pages: 144 Dimensions: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.242 lbs. Language: English