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1. The point of Socrates'argument that love (Eros) desires what
it does not have is to refute Agathon's claim that
Eros is longing
for one's 'other half'
Eros is the most
ancient of the gods
Eros is beautiful
Animals are all
begotten through Eros' skill
2. What does Socrates say Agathon is unable to
the power of Eros
love of beautiful
3. Who does Socrates say taught him the art of love?:
Plato, his favorite
Diotima, a priestess of
his wife (who remains
4. Who, according to Diotima, are Eros' parents?
Zeus and Dione
Poros (resource) and
5. According to Diotima, a lover seeks his other half only
he is threatened
with being cut in half again.
it is also male
when he is driven by
it turns out to be good
6. According to Diotima, what everyone loves is really nothing
one's other half
7. According to Diotima, what does Eros, by its very nature,
ultimately aim for?
8. What does Diotima say is the first step for the young
man who wants to give birth to beautiful deeds and to virtue?
to love one
to love the gods
to love his
9. According to Diotima, it is only after ascending a ladder of
love and falling in love with a whole sea of wisdom that one
is a true
can truly appreciate
grasps the tragedy
that is life
glimpses the eternal,
unchanging, pure, essence of Beauty
10. What does Alcibiades make his speech in praise of?
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