Unformatted text preview: 4. Diotima claims at 206C that we are all pregnant, both in body and in soul. What on earth is she talking about? What does she say we are really looking for from reproduction? She describes a process or development from 210A to 212B. What is the end result of this process? 5. Alcibiades compares Socrates to Marsyas (215C-215D) and to statues of Silenus (216D-E). Explain these comparisons, and how they express the effect that Socrates has on Alcibiades. What does Alcibiades hope for from Socrates, and given that Socrates is older than Alcibiades, do you notice anything strange about the way Alcibiades is describing his feelings for Socrates? 6. Describe the way in which Socrates was behaving with Alcibiades (from 217B to around 218C). What does Alcibiades end up saying to Socrates, and why do you think Socrates says what he says in reply?...
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- Spring '08