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Masterwork Studies Series: The Symposium

4.57 of 5 stars 4.57  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An accessible introduction to some of the most important ideas developed in Plato's Symposium.
Hardcover, 116 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Twayne Publishers
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A very good overview and discussion of the Symposium. Though I took a class on Plato, and this was one of the central texts, I got a lot from this book that helped me get deeper into what (I think) Plato was trying to convey.
May 25, 2009 Jamey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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I hope you enjoy this book about Plato's Symposium. Please refrain from expressing your judgment about ancient Athenian sexual practices by bombing the ratings average of my book, as someone seems to have done.
Sava Hecht
Much value is to be had by reading the preface, notes on the references, acknowledgments and the historical context parts of the book.
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Jamey Hecht, PhD (Brandeis University 1994), is the author of Plato's Symposium: Eros and the Human Predicament; Bloom's How To Write About Homer; a translation, Sophocles Three Theban Plays; and a collection of poems, Limousine, Midnight Blue: Fifty Frames from the Zapruder Film (Red Hen Press, 2009). His poetry, criticism and journalism have appeared in some 30 publications including Black Warri ...more
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