For your first paper you will read Plato’s Symposium and answer the questions below. Your paper must be at least 5 pages, 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, one-inch margins. Be sure to use brief quotations that buttress your arguments. Whenever you quote Plato, identify the location of the quote by using the number and letter you can find in the margin of the page. (This way I can find the quote no matter which edition you use.) If you decide to use outside sources (you’re not required to do so), be sure to use footnotes.
Answer the following questions:
What do you find appealing or unappealing about the different theories of love?
Which is your favorite theory? Why?
What lesson do you think Socrates is trying to impart with this conversation?
What did you learn about Greek civilization from the Symposium?