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« Reply #120 on: February 12, 2007, 04:26:55 PM »


I absolutely agree what you say about the Platonic dialogues.    What a treasure.  And Socrates seems to be out of favor among the literati these days.   Too bad.

I was reading the lesser-known dialogue "Lysis" last night, and it reminded me so much of Shakespeare--the psychological love-intrigue is brilliant, as well as the exploration of: what is a slave?  A lover?  a friend? A citizen?  I can see how the Greek context of the male-dominated society would be off-putting to some, but the questioning spirit is so eye-opening on so many levels.   Like all great art, Plato never feels tawdry or reductive.  


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« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2007, 11:49:06 AM »

I knew a guy from St. John's that was physically aroused by the Phaedo...

But yeah. Good stuff.

I've inherited a tragedy...
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