Unformatted text preview: This really made me think about their culture as a whole. Were women used for only one reason, to reproduce and increase the population as Diotima proclaimed that love wants the good to stay around forever and the only way that could happen is if one reproduced. But even she came back to the love of young boys was the best that could be achieved. If this is true I was wondering about other cultures like Sparta. Like was discussed in class earlier this year. The women of Sparta controlled it with their sexuality. If that was true then the men had to want the women more than the young boys. Is this something that was fairly universal or was it something that men of higher social status like the people that would be talking with Socrates would be doing. Were young boys the only form of true love in their society?...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HON 111 taught by Professor Palmer during the Fall '07 term at University of Maine Orono .
- Fall '07