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Plato's Symposium

Author: R L Hunter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford approaches to classical literature.
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The Symposium is Plato's best-known work. It is now a seminal text, not just for the representation of Socrates, Plato's ontology, and for the history of ideas about desire, but for Athenian social and political history, the history of rhetoric, and for the image of the intellectual in Western tradition. It is also a high point in classical literary art. This book pays close attention to parody of modes of style and  Read more...
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Hunter, R.L. (Richard L.).
Plato's Symposium.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004004566
(OCoLC)54544088
Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R L Hunter
ISBN: 9780198036449 0198036442 142372075X 9781423720751 0195160797 9780195160796 0195160800 9780195160802
OCLC Number: 61342051
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 150 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Setting the scene --
Erôs before Socrates --
The love of Socrates --
The morning after.
Series Title: Oxford approaches to classical literature.
Responsibility: Richard Hunter.

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The Symposium is Plato's best-known work. It is now a seminal text, not just for the representation of Socrates, Plato's ontology, and for the history of ideas about desire, but for Athenian social  Read more...

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[Hunter's] fine study does full justice to the complexity of this ever fascinating work and will encourage further thought amongst readers. * Penelope Murray, Journal of Hellenic Studies 126, Reviews Read more...

 
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