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[205b] “‘Well then, Socrates,’ she said, ‘we do not mean that all men love, when we say that all men love the same things always; we mean that some people love and others do not?’

“‘I am wondering myself,’ I replied.

“‘But you should not wonder,’ she said; ‘for we have singled out a certain form of love, and applying thereto the name of the whole, we call it love; and there are other names that we commonly abuse.’

“‘As, for example —————— ?’ I asked.

“‘Take the following: you know that poetry1 is more than a single thing. For of anything whatever that passes from not being into being the whole cause

1 Cf. above, Plat. Sym. 197a.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 65
    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 196E
    • J. Adam, A. M. Adam, Commentary on Plato, Protagoras, CHAPTER VII
    • James Adam, The Republic of Plato, 3.392D
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