Symonds, Harrow, and Plato: Different Forms of Love

Woodcut of Plato and his students

In his Memoirs, Symonds describes his discovery of Plato–specifically the Phaedrus and the Symposium–as “the revelation I had been waiting for, the consecration of a long-cherished idealism. It was just as though the voice of my own soul spoke to me through Plato…” (Memoirs, 152). This refers specifically to the speeches made on love–particularly, “Greek love” between two … Continue reading Symonds, Harrow, and Plato: Different Forms of Love