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[204b] “‘Why, a child could tell by this time,’ she answered, ‘that they are the intermediate sort, and amongst these also is Love. For wisdom has to do with the fairest things, and Love is a love directed to what is fair; so that Love must needs be a friend of wisdom, and, as such, must be between wise and ignorant. This again is a result for which he has to thank his origin: for while he comes of a wise and resourceful father, his mother is unwise and resourceless. Such, my good Socrates, is the nature of this spirit. That you should have formed your other notion of Love

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 1585
    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 203C
    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 207C
    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 223A
    • James Adam, The Republic of Plato, 3.403C
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