English translation of one of Plato's least political dialogues has Socrates and Phaedrus discussing many themes: the art and practice of rhetoric, love, reincarnation, and the soul. With an interpretive essay, notes and glossary.English translation of one of Plato's least political dialogues has Socrates and Phaedrus discussing many themes: the art and practice of rhetoric, love, reincarnation, and the soul. With an interpretive essay, notes and glossary.Read Less
New. 0941051544. FLAWLESS COPY, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED--140 pages; clean and crisp, tight and bright pages, with no writing or markings to the text. --DESCRIPTION: A modern translation of Plato's Phaedrus. With notes, a complete introduction and interpretative essay. --AUTHOR (intro, notes): Stephen Scully is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University. He is the author of Homer and the Sacred City, as well as numerous essays and articles on Homer, Attic Tragedy, and Virgil. He is currently writing a book on Hesiod's Theogony, its sources, and its influences upon later Greek literature. --REVIEW: "This is a fine translation, both fluent and accurate. It captures the range of tonalities of the original in elegant English that is neither stiffly formal nor cheaply colloquial¿. The supplementary matter is appropriate and useful. The introduction is crisp and clear, the interpretive essay illuminating¿Scully has done a sound and serious job of translating and annotating for the general reader. Above all, his translation is excellent in respect to style and clarity: really a pleasure to read."-David Konstan, Brown University.
New. This item is printed on demand. The dialogue begins with a playful discussion of erotic passion, then extends the theme to consider the nature of inspiration, love and knowledge. The centerpiece is the myth of the charioteer-the famous and moving accou.
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