Symposium-G.I.

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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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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Plato’s retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships, society and leadership – and shaped the whole tradition of Western philosophy.

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Weight 0.08 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

144

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

184 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K