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Symposium By Plato

Symposium by Plato

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Summary

In his celebrated masterpiece, "Symposium", Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests include the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, Plato's mentor Socrates. This translation is complemented by explanatory notes and an introduction.

Symposium Summary

Symposium by Plato

In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests include the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, Plato's mentor Socrates. The power, humour, and pathos of Plato's creation engages the reader on every page. This new translation is complemented by full explanatory notes and an illuminating introduction.

Symposium Reviews

"A brilliant translation that gives new life to a classic. The introduction alone is worth the price of the text. Waterfield brings grace and style to the Symposium, brushing away the dust that pollutes the inferior, dead translations of the past."--William McTaggart, Westminster College
"The translation is quite good, remaining faithful to the original while flowing smoothly for the modern reader."--Ancient Philosophy
"Waterfield's translation is scholarly, yet in touch with the ZEITGEIST. More accessible than its predecessors, students will benefit from the refreshingly new tone of the introduction and translation. The notes and the index of names also add a fresh level of usefulness and a measure of
charm."--Elf S. Raymond, Sarah Lawrence College
"Great. Superb notes. Informative but not pedantic."--Professor John R. Lenz, Drew University
"[The] introductory material is lucid and well-chosen."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"I like full Intro., marginal ref. numbers, excellent notes, size, and comfortable binding."--Madonna R. Adams, Pace University
"Waterfield's editions in the World's Classics series are superlative. Lucidly translated, his notes of explanation are, additionally, useful both to novice and to scholar."--Verna V. Gehring, Hood College


"A brilliant translation that gives new life to a classic. The introduction alone is worth the price of the text. Waterfield brings grace and style to the Symposium, brushing away the dust that pollutes the inferior, dead translations of the past."--William McTaggart, Westminster College
"The translation is quite good, remaining faithful to the original while flowing smoothly for the modern reader."--Ancient Philosophy
"Waterfield's translation is scholarly, yet in touch with the ZEITGEIST. More accessible than its predecessors, students will benefit from the refreshingly new tone of the introduction and translation. The notes and the index of names also add a fresh level of usefulness and a measure of
charm."--Elf S. Raymond, Sarah Lawrence College
"Great. Superb notes. Informative but not pedantic."--Professor John R. Lenz, Drew University
"[The] introductory material is lucid and well-chosen."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"I like full Intro., marginal ref. numbers, excellent notes, size, and comfortable binding."--Madonna R. Adams, Pace University
"Waterfield's editions in the World's Classics series are superlative. Lucidly translated, his notes of explanation are, additionally, useful both to novice and to scholar."--Verna V. Gehring, Hood College

"A brilliant translation that gives new life to a classic. The introduction alone is worth the price of the text. Waterfield brings grace and style to the Symposium, brushing away the dust that pollutes the inferior, dead translations of the past."--William McTaggart, Westminster College
"The translation is quite good, remaining faithful to the original while flowing smoothly for the modern reader."--Ancient Philosophy
"Waterfield's translation is scholarly, yet in touch with the ZEITGEIST. More accessible than its predecessors, students will benefit from the refreshingly new tone of the introduction and translation. The notes and the index of names also add a fresh level of usefulness and a measure of charm."--Elf S. Raymond, Sarah Lawrence College
"Great. Superb notes. Informative but not pedantic."--Professor John R. Lenz, Drew University
"[The] introductory material is lucid and well-chosen."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"I like full Intro., marginal ref. numbers, excellent notes, size, and comfortable binding."--Madonna R. Adams, Pace University
"Waterfield's editions in the World's Classics series are superlative. Lucidly translated, his notes of explanation are, additionally, useful both to novice and to scholar."--Verna V. Gehring, Hood College


"A brilliant translation that gives new life to a classic. The introduction alone is worth the price of the text. Waterfield brings grace and style to the Symposium, brushing away the dust that pollutes the inferior, dead translations of the past."--William McTaggart, Westminster College


"The translation is quite good, remaining faithful to the original while flowing smoothly for the modern reader."--Ancient Philosophy


"Waterfield's translation is scholarly, yet in touch with the ZEITGEIST. More accessible than its predecessors, students will benefit from the refreshingly new tone of the introduction and translation. The notes and the index of names also add a fresh level of usefulness and a measure of charm."--Elf S. Raymond, Sarah Lawrence College


"Great. Superb notes. Informative but not pedantic."--Professor John R. Lenz, Drew University


"[The] introductory material is lucid and well-chosen."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review


"I like full Intro., marginal ref. numbers, excellent notes, size, and comfortable binding."--Madonna R. Adams, Pace University


"Waterfield's editions in the World's Classics series are superlative. Lucidly translated, his notes of explanation are, additionally, useful both to novice and to scholar."--Verna V. Gehring, Hood College


Additional information

GOR003577740
9780192834270
0192834274
Symposium by Plato
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-04-02
160
N/A
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