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Plato's Symposium
Plato's Symposium: A Translation by Seth Benardete with Commentaries by Allan Bloom and Seth Benardete | Plato
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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.
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hermyknee
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“Music is a moral #law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
-Plato

#quotsynov19 #lizdoesquotsy

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TsundokuAleax
Symposium | Plato, Alexander Nehamas
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I am stuck in the jury duty pool for the week. I have been catching up on my short reads and working on lines. It is highly unlikely that I will get on a case due to my dad's job but I am making good use of the time so I guess it works for me.

StayCurious My husband has that coming up soon 😕 5mo
TsundokuAleax @StayCurious it has been fine but I did plan and bring a lot to do in case i did not get picked for a jury, which has been the case. 5mo
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gradcat
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rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant Thank you, my dear. ♥️ 6mo
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GripLitGrl
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rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Cinfhen So cool!!! I never knew Greek Mythology was my jam 🥰 6mo
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auria.linda
Il simposio | Platone
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Poi che la natura umana fu fatta in due, ciascuna metà desiderando l'altra, le andava incontro; e gettandosi intorno le braccia l'una all'altra allacciandosi, nella viva brama di rifondersi insieme, morivano di fame e di inerzia, non volendo far nulla l'una staccata dall'altra. Da così lungo tempo, come voi vedete, è negli uomini connaturato questo amore, mirando a restaurare l'antico essere nostro, che tenta far di due uno.

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Beautywithbooks
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Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

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readingonarainyday
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Enjoyed a brief stop at the Symposium Books in Providence yesterday. I loved this cute little bookstore. It had a good collection of used books, a few new books, and some nice shelves of graphic novels and memoirs. Oh and some excellent t-shirts for bookworms!

LeahBergen 😍😍 3y
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I-read-and-eat
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"each human being was a whole, with its back and flanks rounded to form a circle; it had four hands and an equal number of legs, and two identically similair faces upon a circular neck"

I had to draw the circle-people as described by Aristophanes in his speech. Very entertaining assingment for classical literature class.

*Zeus split the circle-people in two, out of revenge, that is why we spend our lives searching for our other halve.

I-read-and-eat Obviously I can't draw 😂 but at least it's not a stick figure 😂😂 3y
sneirr I love that story 😂 3y
katedensen Love this. 3y
I-read-and-eat @sneirr @katedfisher It is a great story. In this work Aristophanes goes on to say that gay men were circle-people made out of two male parts. And they are the best people because they are all man. And obviously men are the best 😂 3y
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I-read-and-eat
Simposio | Platone
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Trainreading. A good book makes my daily commute something to look forward too. Where do you love to read?

#trainreading #train #plato #commute #translatedbooks #classicalliterature

BarbaraTheBibliophage Many years ago I had a train commute. Boy did I read a lot of books that year! 3y
I-read-and-eat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I almost wish my commute was longer! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I had 90 minutes each way, which was great for reading and horrible for family life. Now I audio read on my commutes. ❤️📚 3y
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Alma I did my fair share of trainreading this summer, commuting almost daily. I kind of miss it now that I no longer get to do it :/ 3y
alexxisasynner I've always wanted to travel by train. #jealous 3y
I-read-and-eat @alexxisasynner you should come live in The Netherlands the trains are part of everyday life for most here. #trainlife 3y
I-read-and-eat @Alma I understand. It is the perfect place for reading. 3y
alexxisasynner @I-read-and-eat That would be amazing. 3y
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luciagreg
Simposio | Platone

Love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete
#love #plato #symposium #book #culture

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luciagreg
Simposio | Platone

And so, when a person meets the half that is his very own, whatever his orientation, whether it's to young men or not, then something wonderful happens: the two are struck from their senses by love, by a sense of belonging to one another, and by desire, and they don't want to be separated from one another, not even for a moment
#plato #symposium #book #culture #love

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luciagreg
Simposio | Platone

"Amore è possesso perenne del bene"

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thehargreaves
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A (nice and diverse) dialogue about love.

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Lylah
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Sexuality in Ancient Greece is incredibly interesting. Various characters based on real Greek men share their views on what makes Love (the God & the feeling) so great, mostly talking about gay love!! An intriguing read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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