Phaedrus (Google eBook)
Plato's "Phaedrus" is a dialogue between Phaedrus and the great Greek philosopher Socrates. Phaedrus has been spending the morning with Lysias, the celebrated rhetorician, and is going to refresh himself by taking a walk outside the wall, when he is met by Socrates, who professes that he will not leave him until he has delivered up the speech with which Lysias has regaled him, and which he is carrying about in his mind, or more probably in a book hidden under his cloak, and is intending to study as he walks. The imputation is not denied, and the two agree to direct their steps out of the public way along the stream of the Ilissus towards a plane-tree which is seen in the distance. There, lying down amidst pleasant sounds and scents, they will read the speech of Lysias.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blake.rosser - LibraryThing
More accessible than most of his dialogues, and with helpful footnotes that often veer into the irrelevant (unless you´re interested in ancient Greek as a language). Unfortunately, neither of these ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cstrauber - LibraryThing
One of Plato's racier dialogues, if you leave aside your preconceptions temporarily. "Oh, look at that handsome Phaedrus. Let us encourage him to take a walk by the river and talk of love." Plato was writing philosophy in a form designed to be entertaining to his audience. Read full review