Lysis, Phaedrus, and Symposium: Plato on Homosexuality (Great Books in Philosophy) - Plato; Jowett, Benjamin; O'Connor, Eugene Michael (1991)
ISBN 0879756322
Genre History, Herstory
Subject Homosexuality, Male - Early works to 1800; Friendship - Early works to 1800; Love - Early works to 1800
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publication Date January 1991
Format Paperback (208 x 137 mm)
Language eng
Translator Benjamin Jowett
Plot
The nature of love and friendship and their varying manifestations have stimulated philosophical interest for centuries. How should we understand such concepts as: the beloved, physical beauty, the beauty that transcends the physical, and the power of love between men as the ancient Greeks understood it? In these three dialogues, the "Lysis, Phaedrus, and Symposium", Socrates, the gadfly of Athens, searches for the truth about love and friendship. In doing so, he reveals how his Athenian contemporaries regarded homosexual love as an educative, aesthetic, and social force.
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LoC Classification HQ76.2.G8P572 1991
Dewey 306.76/62
Cover Price $11.98
No. of Pages 157