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on 6 December 2015
The work itself is an interesting read, and the product came very quickly. My criticism would be on the translation itself - f you were looking to use this book for supplementary translation as part of academic/scholar work (or even if you like to translate Ancient Greek for fun!) then the English is quite far removed from the literal or stylistic original Greek. It's been made more idiomatic for the usual English reader, so it's a fun read but not particularly useful if you're looking for some translation help!
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If the thought of reading a fourth century BCE Greek philosopher fills you with dread, then this is an ideal antidote. Written in PLato's characteristic dialogue form, this depicts a typical Greek symposium, all male of course, and replicates the after-dinner chat about love, sex, lust and everything in between.

Accessible and very funny in parts (Aristophanes' speeches, for example, or Alcibiades' drunken entrance) this also has a more serious subtext. This is more or less the handbook for the Renaissance neoplatonism in which the pursuit of beauty is the soul's search for ultimate goodness.

But even if you're not interested in the philosophy, this is amazingly accessible and redolent of C4th Athenian culture.
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on 18 June 2014
Very efficient and reliable. Would recommend highly to my friends.No complaints, only full praise.Would use again in the future. Excellent.
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on 30 August 2014
I have given this book to many friends. They all come back to me and exclaim.." Why haven't I read this before "
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on 30 June 2015
A classic, with great insights into the subject matter. Surprisingly easy to read.
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on 2 March 2015
EXCELLENT
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