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The Nature of Love
Dear Classical Wisdom Reader,
As the famous song asks…
What is love?
If you’re interested in some philosophical answers to that question, Members can download our exclusive e-book edition of The Symposium, probably the best-loved of all of Plato’s writings. As well as the text itself, our e-book features bonus essays and analysis to give you a fuller understanding of this masterpiece of philosophy.
The Symposium depicts a wine-fueled dinner party, featuring prominent citizens of ancient Athens. Amongst them are Socrates, the playwright Aristophanes, and the general Alcibiades, each taking turns to give speeches on the nature of love…
Members can also look forward to an upcoming episode of Podcasts with Professors, which takes an intriguing and unconventional look at Plato’s Symposium. Coming very soon!
This week we also looked at the history and silver-screen legacy of the mysterious Sirens, as well as Seneca’s letter to Nero on the importance of clemency.
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That’s it for this week!
All the best,