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Plato; Translated by Robin Waterfield

Series: Oxford World's Classics

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In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests - including the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, 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 then into the party bursts the drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of the time, who insists on praising Socrates himself rather than love, and gives us a brilliant sketch of this enigmatic character. The power, humour, and pathos of Plato's creation engages the reader on every page. This new translation is complemented by full explanatory notes and an illuminating introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Oxford World's Classics
Release date: September 2008
First published: December 2008
Authors: Plato
Translators: Robin Waterfield
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-954019-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
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Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500
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LSN: 0-19-954019-5
Barcode: 9780199540198

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