- Author: Plato
- Collection: "Sources" Collection
- Year: 14-09-2015
- Translator from Ancient Greek: Georgi Gochev
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 1590-01
- SKU: 16.0145
- ISBN: 978-619-152-682-6
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In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society, and the sublimation of basic human instincts. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato's mentor, Socrates, who advocates transcendence through spiritual love.
The Symposium is a deft interweaving of different viewpoints and ideas about the nature of love - as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action, and as a means of ethical education.
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|Translator||from Ancient Greek: Georgi Gochev|