Phaedrus

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Hackett Publishing, 1995 - Philosophy - 144 pages
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"A superb translation that captures the rhetorical brilliance of the Greek. . . . The translation is faithful in the very best sense: it reflects both the meaning and the beauty of the Greek text. . . . The footnotes are always helpful, never obtrusive. A one-page outline is useful since there are no editorial additions to mark major divisions in the dialogue. An appendix containing fragments of early Greek love poetry helps the reader appreciate the rich, and perhaps elusive, meaning of eros. . . . The entire Introduction is crisply written, and the authors' erudition shines throughout, without a trace of pedantry. . . . this is an excellent book that deservedly should find wide circulation for many years to come." --Tim Mahoney, University of Texas at Arlington
  

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User Review  - Realini - Goodreads

Phaedrus by Plato This is a very beautiful work, by one of the greatest men who walked this earth. Is it better to choose someone who loves you? Or to associate with another, who does not love you? I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

Read inside The Rhetorical Tradition As with Gorgias, this is Plato's treatise on rhetoric. This version focuses on what good rhetoric is supposed to be as opposed to what bad rhetoric was shaped as in Gorgias. As before, there are flaws, but it is still engaging. If you like that sort of thing. Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
vii
Outline of the Phaedrus
xlix
Early Greek Love Poetry
87

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About the author (1995)

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

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