The Symposium – Plato

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I’m sure most people will be familiar with Plato at some point in their lives but for the benefit of those who don’t I will explain briefly. Plato was a philosopher and mathematician in classical Greece and is widely renowned as one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy.

“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.”

I have to start by saying I have never read The Symposium by Plato but I heard this quote earlier in the week and it struck a chord. I wouldn’t really class myself as romantic but I really love the sentiment the quote suggests. The idea of there being a perfect other for everyone isn’t a new idea but hearing it worded in such a way really made me ponder the thought and make me want to read the rest of The Symposium
Has anyone read The Symposium by Plato and have you any other quote’s you would like to add?

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