While the young Socrates is characterized as a naive man similar to Agathon, he is endowed, contrary to Agathon, with a “philosophic nature” (ἡ φιλόσοφος φύσις, Republic e) And it is thanks to this active attitude that the young man squeezed out of Diotima her theory about eros. Apr 24, · After Agathon's speech, it was Socrates' turn to present his account of eros. But before he does, he tells Agathon that his speech was marvelous and that at one time, Socrates also believed in what Agathon believed. That was until a women named Diotima taught him the real truth in eros.
eros, to receive the vision of The Beautiful, and the reader is required to hear it expressed by the philosopher Socrates. Ascending Speeches Having thus outlined Diotima' s ladder, I will now turn to the speeches given at Agathon' s house and discuss how they create for the reader a sense of improvement, development, and ascent within the. In Agathon’s eulogy, he describes Eros as a soft and tender being. When Socrates speaks, however, he makes a correction of his host’s account, by saying the soft and tender thing is the beloved, and not the lover, as Agathon would have it. When Alcibiades enters. Read More.
A summary of Part X (Section9) in Plato's The Symposium. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Symposium and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Love/eros Term Analysis. Love/eros. This term can be complicated in Greek philosophy, and even within a single work of Plato’s, because of its various shades of meaning. Love or eros can refer to passionate sexual desire; it can refer to the Greek god of love, Eros (“Cupid,” in Roman religion), as it does in the speeches of Phaedrus and Agathon; and it can refer to broader types of deep human .