Study Questions for Lecture 1

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Nicole Leung Humanities Core 1A 1. Introductory Dialogue A frame encloses a painting and forms a border around it, illustrating that there is an end to the painting. In the Symposium, there are many levels of framing. Apollodorus retells the story he told Glaucon to his friend. Apollodorus had heard the story from Aristodemus, who was one of the guests at the party. The details of the story had been confirmed by Socrates. A “symposium” can be directly translated into a “drinking party.” It is a meeting of people for philosophical discussion and tends to include the presenting of speeches. The symposium was presented from the perspective of a two-fold distance in time and the speeches as being transmitted to show the importance of the dialogue since it is still being brought up even though it happened many years ago and also to show that the dialogue may not be completely accurate themselves as the stories were passed on to other people. Apollodorus retold the story he told Glaucon to his friend. Apollodorus had heard the story from Aristodemus, who was one of the guests at the party. The details of the story were then confirmed by Socrates. The “he” who first told Apollodorus was Aristodemus. The subsequent speech is
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course HUM CORE 1A taught by Professor Lupton during the Fall '07 term at UC Irvine.

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