FREE BOOKS TO READ SPONSORS

Atlanta Nightlife

Christmas With
St. Nick

Electronics
Recycling

FSBO Leads For
Real Estate Agents

Real Estate
Agent Coaching

Symposium, B. Jowett, Trans.
Plato

Page 1 of 141

 

This etext was prepared by Sue Asscher  

SYMPOSIUM 

by Plato 

Translated by Benjamin Jowett 

INTRODUCTION. 

Of all the works of Plato the Symposium is the most perfect in form, and
may be truly thought to contain more than any commentator has ever dreamed
of; or, as Goethe said of one of his own writings, more than the author
himself knew.  For in philosophy as in prophecy glimpses of the future may
often be conveyed in words which could hardly have been understood or
interpreted at the time when they were uttered (compare Symp.)--which were
wiser than the writer of them meant, and could not have been expressed by
him if he had been interrogated about them.  Yet Plato was not a mystic,

  First Page    Next Page    Last Page  

Titles Menu   View Credits and Copyright