Symposium

Plato


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The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–380 BC. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and (in latter-day interpretations) is the origin of the concept of Platonic love. Each participant, by means of very personal expositions, adds something to a body that at the end is developed by Socrates. The love to which the participants make reference is mostly a homosexual love between men.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 76 pages in the PDF version, and was originally written c.360 B.C.; this is a translation by Benjamin Jowett.

Production notes: This ebook of Symposium was published by Global Grey in 2019.

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