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Plato's Symposium: A Critical Guide

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2018.01.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Pierre Destrée and Zina Giannopoulou (eds.), Plato's Symposium: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press, 2017, 268pp., $80.00, ISBN 9781108180344. Reviewed by G.R.F. Ferrari, UC Berkeley In a scholarly world awash with multi-author handbooks, companions, and guides, the series of "Companions" and "Critical Guides" issued in great number by Cambridge University Press have the merit of complementing each other. The Companions are aimed more toward students and teachers, attempt a comprehensive treatment of their topic, and envisage the longue durée; the Critical Guides address a specialist audience of scholars and graduate students and are free to focus on topics currently debated among those specialists. Typically, the Guides will deal with single works or themes rather than with a figure's entire oeuvre. This Critical Guide to Plato's Symposium fits the mold admirably. No fewer than six of its thirteen. . .

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