Plato´s Dialogue, “The Symposium”: “On Platonic Love and The Myth of the Androgyne”.-

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Reblogs

Love bestowed with a spiritual quality , realizing a new dimension of passion. Beyond all desires and wishes. The meeting of two souls and uniting on an entirely different plane.. Where’s my half-orange?

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♠Plato´s Dialogue, “The Symposium”:

“On Platonic Love and The Myth of the Androgyne”:

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“The Symposium” ( Συμπόσιον) is a dialogue by Plato dated c. 385–380 BC. 

Plato sets the action in a symposium hosted by the poet Agathon to celebrate his first victory in a dramatic competition, the Dionysia of 416 BC. Each man must deliver an encomiun, a speech in praise of Love (Eros).   Each participant, by means of very personal expositions, adds something to a body that at the end is developed by Socrates. 

The dialogue concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and (in latter-day interpretations) is the origin of the concept of Platonic Love

Platonic love is a type of Love that is chaste and non-sexual. This idea is also examined in this dialogue. Of particular importance is the speech of Socrates, relating the ideas attributed to the prophetess Diotima, which present love as…

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  1. Aquileana says:

    Thanks for the reblog… Glad to know you enjoyed the post… best wishes, Aquileana ;P

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