Socrates and Diotima

Sexuality, Religion, and the Nature of Divinity

  • Authors
  • Andrea┬áNye

Part of the Breaking Feminist Waves book series (BFW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Andrea Nye
      Pages 1-8
  3. Lessons in Love

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Andrea Nye
      Pages 11-28
    3. Andrea Nye
      Pages 29-45
    4. Andrea Nye
      Pages 47-60
    5. Andrea Nye
      Pages 61-75
  4. Lessons Lost

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Andrea Nye
      Pages 79-96
    3. Andrea Nye
      Pages 97-114
    4. Andrea Nye
      Pages 131-144
  5. Lessons Regained

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Andrea Nye
      Pages 147-167
    3. Andrea Nye
      Pages 169-181
    4. Andrea Nye
      Pages 183-193
    5. Andrea Nye
      Pages 195-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-243

About this book


Few women's voices have survived from the antiquity period, but evidence shows that, especially in the area of religion, women were influential in Greek culture. Drawing on Socrates' Symposium , Nye advances this notion by not only exploring the original religious meaning of Diotima's teaching but also how that meaning has been lost throughout time.


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