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Dialoghi sullamicizia e sullamore

Plato

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ISBN : 9788881110018
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95 pages
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From the Publishers preface:Platos writing is refreshing, as well as stimulating, because he avoids the dryness we have come to associate with philosophic discourse. Instead of the emphatic pronouncements of his Western imitators, Plato exhibitsMoreFrom the Publishers preface:Platos writing is refreshing, as well as stimulating, because he avoids the dryness we have come to associate with philosophic discourse. Instead of the emphatic pronouncements of his Western imitators, Plato exhibits the relaxed suppleness of a mind unwilling to let itself be controlled by the current philosophical systems.The present volume includes the Symposium and two other dialogues that between them embody the essence of Platos thoughts on friendship and love. Like most of his dialogues, the Lysis and the Phaedrus are named for the principal character involved in the discussion with Socrates. It is otherwise with our chief dialogue. Though today a symposium is a meeting to discuss a particular subject, the word originally meant an after-dinner drinking party enlivened with conversation, music, and dancing. And such, in fact, is the setting of Platos Symposium, which is considered the most perfect in form of all his works. In his comment on this dialogue, Benjamin Jowett declares that in both style and subject it is more Greek than any of the others, having a beauty as of a statue.The translation is Jowetts, accompanied by his prefatory analyses and marginal notes. These translations, though made a hundred years ago, are still acclaimed for their accuracy and style.