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Symposion and philosophy

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The present work has a double purpose: to redefine the notion of the ‘philosophical symposion’, formulated by Wilamowitz, from a larger perspective on the relation between symposion and philosophy; and to study the origins of this phenomenon in Plato’s conception of the symposion, especially as illustrated in the Laws. Section i is dedicated to the reconstruction of the philosophical symposion: it analyses the role played by the symposion in the main Hellenistic schools at a relatively ear...

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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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