Plato on Love

Plato on Love

Plato on Love

Authors : Plato, C. D. C. Reeve
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
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ISBN-13 : 9781603844062
Page : 272 Pages
Language : en

Descriptions Plato on Love

This collection features Plato’s writings on sex and love in the preeminent translations of Stanley Lombardo, Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas, D. S. Hutchinson, and C. D. C. Reeve.


Reeve’s Introduction provides a wealth of historical information about Plato and Socrates, and the sexual norms of classical Athens. His introductory essay looks closely at the dialogues themselves and includes the following sections: Socrates and the Art of Love; Socrates and Athenian Paiderastia; Loving Socrates; Love and the Ascent to the Beautiful; The Art and Psychology of Love Explained; and Writing about Love.

“This is a fabulous collection….the translations of Plato’s dialogues are the best I’ve ever read.  The introductions are very enlightening.” –Bruce Fink, Duquesne University

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