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The Symposium: The Dialogues of Plato

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Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Softcover
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This a translation of Plato's Symposium brings a classic text to life for modern readers. This faithful and readable translation is supplemented with a commentary that not only enriches our understanding of Plato's philosophy and the world of Greek antiquity, but also provides insights into present-day philosophical concerns.


 

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