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1

Plato

4th century BC Athenian philosopher
- wrote dialogues featuring his teacher Socrates
- The Symposium = dialogue about a drinking party (men-only drinking party)

2

Aristophanes' myth - what were the three original kinds of human beings?

Male - sun
Female - earth
Both - moon

3

Characteristics of humans

doubled and completely round

4

What do the humans do? What happens?

attacks the gods --> Zeus splits them in half

5

Each human desires what?

reunion with original "matching half"
- "love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete"