Plato's Symposium
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001.
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0226042731, 9780226042732, 0226042758, 9780226042756
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199 pages ; 23 cm
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Edgartown Public Library - Adult184 PLAOn Shelf

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Published
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0226042731, 9780226042732, 0226042758, 9780226042756

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"Counter Plato, Allan Bloom wrote, is "the most erotic of philosophers," and his Symposium is one of the greatest works on the nature of love ever written. This new edition brings together the English translation of the renowned Plato scholar and translator, Seth Benardete, with two illuminating commentaries on it: Benardete's "On Plato's Symposium" and Allan Bloom's provocative essay, "The Ladder of Love." In the Symposium, Plato recounts a drinking party following an evening meal, where the guests include the poet Aristophanes, the drunken Alcibiades, and, of course, the wise Socrates. The revelers give their views on the timeless topics of love and desire, all the while addressing many of the major themes of Platonic philosophy: the relationship of philosophy and poetry, the good, and the beautiful." http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/uchi051/00032593.html.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Plato., Benardete, S., & Bloom, A. (2001). Plato's Symposium . University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Plato, Seth. Benardete and Allan Bloom. 2001. Plato's Symposium. University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Plato, Seth. Benardete and Allan Bloom. Plato's Symposium University of Chicago Press, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Plato., Seth Benardete, and Allan Bloom. Plato's Symposium University of Chicago Press, 2001.

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