Notes on Plato’s Lovers

Plato's Lovers (erastai) is, today, considered a spurious dialogue. It has come down to us as Platonic, though it is dubiously part of the modern canon. In latter manuscripts it was called "Rival Lovers". It recounts a conversation between Socrates and young boys, in the "place of Dionysus", as they discuss spherical geometries of Pre-Socratic thinkers, perhaps of … Continue reading Notes on Plato’s Lovers