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[265a] something which those who wish to investigate rhetoric might well examine.

What do you mean?

The two discourses were opposites; for one maintained that the lover, and the other that the non-lover, should be favored.

And they did it right manfully.

I thought you were going to speak the truth and say “madly”; however, that is just what I had in mind. We said that love was a kind of madness, did we not?


And that there are two kinds of madness, one arising from human diseases, and the other from a divine release from the customary habits.

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    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 194A
    • James Adam, The Republic of Plato, 2.382E
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.1.1
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