Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Symposium cover
  • ISBN: 9780140446166
  • ISBN10: 0140446168

The Symposium

by Plato

  • List Price: $8.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish date: 12/01/2007
used Add to Cart $1.67
You save: 81%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $28.21
Marketplace Item
Description
Considered one of the greatest literary works about love in Western thought, The Symposium is set during a lively dinner party in which a series of speakers offer their views on eros, or desire. They see love as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action, and a means of ethical education. Through jokes and flirtation they reveal their attitudes towards love and personal relationships.

Full of drama, humor, and sharply drawn characters -- including the comic poet Aristophanes, the glamorous and drunk Alcibiades, and the prodigiously wise Socrates -- The Symposium offers profound insights into gender roles, sex in society, and the value of sublimating our basic instincts. Perhaps no other single work from antiquity retains such direct and immediate relevance for everyone today. In this new Penguin Classics edition, Christopher Gill provides a magnificently modern translation, an extensive Introduction, and Explanatory Notes based on the most recent scholarship.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Owls Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
One Planet Books

Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$3.36
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.53
Gonia Books

Location: Pleasant View, TN
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
0140446168 Rough covergood pages.
$5.55
Powell's Books

Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$6.81
Book Culture Inc.

Location: New York, NY
Acceptable
May have highlighting or underlining. Textbooks may not include access codes. Shipped from a real independent book store in Manhattan.
$7.60
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$8.24
eCampus.com

Location: Lexington, KY
Very Good
Shipping Icon
$12.08
BookHolders

Location: College Park, MD
Ask seller a question
Like New
[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ]
$14.76
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$24.41
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$25.38
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$28.21
Firecreek Books

Location: Germantown, TN
Good
$29.32