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Plato's Symposium by Plato

Plato's Symposium

by Plato

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Unabridged Edition
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2 Hrs. 30 Mins.
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The dramatic nature of Plato's dialogues is delightfully evident in the Symposium. The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon's house to celebrate the success of his first tragedy. With wit and insight, they each present their ideas about love — from Erixymachus's scientific naturalism to Aristophanes' comic fantasy. The unexpected arrival of Alcibiades breaks the spell cast by Diotima's ethereal climb up the staircase of love to beauty itself. Ecstasy and intoxication clash as Plato concludes with one of his most skillful displays of dialectic.

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A must listen!
Reviewer albertafox
 March 12, 2011
This should be in the top 10.
Symposium deals with "what is love". While the company does its best to praise love, Plato explains that to properly praise something you should "tell the truth" and also not to praise the benefits you receive.
The 2nd part goes into a dialogue with Socrates and Diotima. Here she explains what love is.
I must admit, there has been no better explanation I've hear that can come close to this.

10$ for 3h and 30m explanation to what love is?
Guys, buy it now and do your relationships a huge benefit.
You know she will ask why you love her! This will give you a clear understanding why.

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  • Published: 2003
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: P016886
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