Alcibiades had the right nature to become a philosopher-king. Yet despite having Socrates as a lover and teacher, he failed to become one. Through a close reading of the Symposium, this chapter shows how Plato came to understand this failure as primarily political in nature.
Keywords: symposium; Alcibiades; Socrates; paiderasteia
Chapter. 7575 words.
Subjects: Ancient Philosophy
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