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Setting Plato StraightTranslating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance$
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Todd W. Reeser

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307008

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.001.0001

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Solving the Problem with Plato

Solving the Problem with Plato

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(p.21) Chapter One Solving the Problem with Plato
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Setting Plato Straight
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Todd W. Reeser

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0001

The opening chapter serves as a kind of primer on the corpus of translations and commentaries treated in the book and on Renaissance interpretive practices, offering an overview of the intellectual background of reading eros around which the contextualized close-readings in later chapters revolve. It also aims to show how the Renaissance as a period understood the translation of Platonic eros in a large sense

Keywords:   Hermeneutics, translation, PLATO, Socrates, Pederasty, Derrida, heterosexuality, adaptations, Stephanus, Héroët

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