9781585105977-158510597X-Symposium or Drinking Party (Focus Philosophical Library)

Symposium or Drinking Party (Focus Philosophical Library)

ISBN-13: 9781585105977
ISBN-10: 158510597X
Author: Plato
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Focus
Format: Paperback 138 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781585105977
ISBN-10: 158510597X
Author: Plato
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Focus
Format: Paperback 138 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Plato wrote Symposium or Drinking Party (Focus Philosophical Library) comprising 138 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 158510597X and 9781585105977. Since then Symposium or Drinking Party (Focus Philosophical Library) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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This new edition of Plato's Symposium provides beginning readers and scholars alike with a solid, reliable translation that is both faithful to the original text and accessible to contemporary readers. In addition, the volume offers a number of aids to help the reader make his or her way through this remarkable work:

  • A concise introduction sets the scene, conveys the tenor of the dialogue, and introduces the reader to the main characters with a gloss on their backgrounds and a comment on their roles in the dialogue. It also provides a list of basic points for readers to keep in mind as they read the work.
  • A thought-provoking interpretive essay offers reflections on the themes of the dialogue, focusing especially on the dialogue as drama.
  • A select bibliography points to works, both classic and contemporary, that are especially relevant to readers of the Symposium.
  • Two appendices consist of a line drawing that depicts the spacial layout and positioning of characters in the Symposium, and a chart that shows the relation of the first six speeches to number, age, parentage and the function of Eros.
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