Plato Says Being Gay is Absolutely Divine… The Symposium (Part 1)

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Plato Says Being Gay is Absolutely Divine… The Symposium (Part 1)

Not only does Plato’s Symposium hype up love between men as quite literally godlike, but it also provides us with the absolutely wild idea of Aristophanean soulmates… Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv’s Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Plato’s Symposium, Penguin edition translated by Christopher Gill; public domain translation for long passages, translated by B. Jowett; “Erastes-Eromenos Relationships in Two Ancient Epics” by Morgan van Kesteren.

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