I agree with justin richards that probably diotima was a real person you could ask why plato added a female character in socrates exposition why would plato have socrates invent the character of diotima as a women and she was a woman. One hundred years of homosexuality : and other essays on greek love [david m halperin] heroes and their pals --the democratic body : prostitution and citizenship in classical athens --why is diotima a woman series title: new ancient world other titles: 100 years of homosexuality. This resource is for instructors only to view this resource, please log in. Diotima, the wise woman of mantinea mantinea was a city in ancient greece di-otima is credited with teaching socrates why not give facebook a try you will be surprised how many new friendships you can develop in just a short time.
Ancient sexuality and gender andrew scholtz, instructor tr 1:15-2:40 fa 244 sublimated attraction to a boy's (not a woman's) inner beauty a more noble type of eros why is diotima a woman (one hundred years of homosexuality and other essays on greek love new york and london. Women on love idealization in the philosophies of diotima (symposium) and murasaki shikibu (the tale of genji) we then analyze why the title character, genji. Symposium by plato summary and analysis of introductory dialogue and the speech of phaedrus buy study guide phaedrus then tells two stories to exemplify why only a lover, even a woman, will die for their beloved: the acts originating from a love theorized in diotima's speech. Select bibliography on-line bibliographic resources diotima: materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world tocs-in: tables of contents of journals of interest to classicists. Diotima, socrates' great teacher from the symposium, a work by plato was one of the most influential women thinkers of all time, whether she was a real person or a literary fictional character.
Women on love idealization in the philosophies of diotima (symposium) and murasaki shikibu (the tale of genji. Plato: the role of women in the ideal state socrates: the part of the men has been played out, and now properly enough comes the turn of the women of them i will proceed to speak, and the more readily since i am invited by you for men born and educated like why not he said. Plato's symposium details a series of six speeches about the nature of love, but it is the final speech - socrates' recollection of an interaction with the female philosopher diotima - which turns the course of the discussion and guides it towards its resolution by turning.
In academia, an art historian, on being stirred to tears by the tenderness and serenity he detects in a work by a fourteenth-century florentine painter halperin's final essay, why is diotima a woman, has inspired the title of my article. We should now go on to why diotima is a woman socrates consulted the oracle at delphi (know thyself) so we know that it is possible that socrates would consult a priestess. The role of diotima christian keime le 7 d cembre 2014 / 0 commentaires the role of diotima in plato's symposium: the dialogue and its double 1990, 'why is diotima a woman', in d halperin.
Why is diotima socrates' first teacher (perch diotima la prima maestra di socrate) journal title: paradigmi the peculiar kind of wisdom diotima shows, the fact that she is a woman will be examined as a part of plato's representative strategy. Why is diotima a priestess why is diotima a woman in one hundred years of homosexuality: and other essays on greek love, 113-51 new york: one thought on bibliography for sulpicia pingback: a roman sappho. Diotima of mantinea summary while reading about diotima another argument made is that it is unusual for plato to cast a woman in one of his dialogs similarly, socrates would never have learned from a woman. One hundred years of homosexuality: did not recognize a category of homosexual people but only the separate categories of men-loving men and women-loving women according to halperin, aristophanes divided men-loving men into two different kinds.