Sign In | Register
The Symposium (Penguin Classics) by Plato - Paperback - 1952 - from Endless Shores Books and Biblio.com

Note: Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available

The Symposium (Penguin Classics)

by Plato

Condition: Very Good


Penguin Classics, 1952. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.


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.



Categories


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)




Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
Mass Market
Mass market paperback books, or MMPBs, are printed for large audiences cheaply.  This means that they are smaller, usually ...[more]

CAD $1.50
($1.15)

CAD $16.00 shipping to USA

More shipping options >

Add to wishlist





Biblio Hoaxes: An Inhabitant of Formosa

The Great Formosa Hoax

George Psalmanazar played a grand prank in 1703, pretending to be a resident of the island of Formosa. His book took London by storm.  Learn more...

Little Golden Books - Collection and First Edition Identification

Collecting Little Golden Books

These iconic children's board books are collectible if you can find an original in great condition! Learn more about collecting Little Golden Books.


Trustpilot