9780941051569

Symposium

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  • ISBN13:

    9780941051569

  • ISBN10:

    0941051560

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1998
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.

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Summary

This is an English translation of Plato account of an important dialogue on the nature of love between Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, Agathon, Socrates and Alcibiades. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato's immediate audience.

Author Biography

Avi Sharon is a professor of Classics and has taught in New York Boston and Athens, Greece. He is active as a translator of ancient Greek, Italian and Hebrew. And has published in such journals as "Arion", "Partisan Review" and "Dialogos". He is the 1996 recipient of the Alexander Onassis Feloowship for scholars of Greek.

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