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Symposium, or, Drinking party

by Plato | 14 February 2017
Category: Philosophy
Synopsis
This new edition of Plato's Symposium provides beginning readers and scholars alike with a solid, reliable translation that is both faithful to the original text and accessible to contemporary readers. In addition, the volume offers a number of aids to help the reader make his or her way through this remarkable work: A concise introduction sets the scene, conveys the tenor of the dialogue, and introduces the reader to the main characters with a gloss on their backgrounds and a comment on their roles in the dialogue. It also provides a list of basic points for readers to keep in mind as they read the work.A thought-provoking interpretive essay offers reflections on the themes of the dialogue, focusing especially on the dialogue as drama.A select bibliography points to works, both classic and contemporary, that are especially relevant to readers of the Symposium.Two appendices consist of a line drawing that depicts the spacial layout and positioning of characters in the Symposium, and a chart that shows the relation of the first six speeches to number, age, parentage and the function of Eros.
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Synopsis
This new edition of Plato's Symposium provides beginning readers and scholars alike with a solid, reliable translation that is both faithful to the original text and accessible to contemporary readers. In addition, the volume offers a number of aids to help the reader make his or her way through this remarkable work: A concise introduction sets the scene, conveys the tenor of the dialogue, and introduces the reader to the main characters with a gloss on their backgrounds and a comment on their roles in the dialogue. It also provides a list of basic points for readers to keep in mind as they read the work.A thought-provoking interpretive essay offers reflections on the themes of the dialogue, focusing especially on the dialogue as drama.A select bibliography points to works, both classic and contemporary, that are especially relevant to readers of the Symposium.Two appendices consist of a line drawing that depicts the spacial layout and positioning of characters in the Symposium, and a chart that shows the relation of the first six speeches to number, age, parentage and the function of Eros.
€16.80
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Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781585105977
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Published - 14/02/2017
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays, All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Philosophy
No. of Pages - 138
Weight - 170
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Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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