Or, more precisely, love is primarily an expression of self-love, which does not diminish one 's regard for 'the other ' (Taylor, 1982). A notable proponent of this idea is Erich Fromm, who equates love with one 's freedom, only conceivable when one 's self is integrated and realised (Fromm, 1939). In this manner, the idea of love comes from one 's own self-knowledge, thus assessing what can be afforded in love for others (de Waal, 1996). According to Pope (2002), one can never know anyone else as well as one knows himself or herself. Therefore, the value of love is its ability to create a dialogue through self-realisation.
The legend of Aphrodite explains how the goddess Aphrodite would do anything and everything for love. She is described as the goddess of love and beauty, and she occasionally conducts marriages (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica). Aphrodite is exceptionally attractive and appealing. She organizes marriages often due to her desire of love. In the book Heroes,
The History.com Staff acknowldeges how Aphrodite was worshipped for love and beauty, so you can imagine all the overboldness that this goddess radiated. Aphrodite was not very well liked among the other gods due to her slight overconfidence (History.com Staff paragraph 9). The article “Aphrodite” mentions Aphrodite’s great beauty and how her husband Hephaestus is not the type of guy you'd think that she would marry. This gorgeous goddess was not well respected on Mount Olympus. She often got in fights with the favorite daughter of Zeus, Athena (“Aphrodite” 2).
Aphrodite was a promiscuous goddess, and had multiple affairs with many gods and mortals. This caused her to be unfaithful to many of her lovers. She used her powers to help men charm women with a love spell (Simon). Aphrodite was also one of the main causes of the start of the Trojan War. She was exchanged a golden apple that would make her the most fairest goddess.
Aphrodite was the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. Unlike other gods and goddesses; Aphrodite has two completely different stories of origin that end with her in the same place, Mount Olympus. The first is that she was the daughter of one of Zeus's many affairs with women, but in this case it was with Dione who was the goddess of the oak tree. The second and most famous story is that when Cronus had slain his father Uranus and threw his male genitalia into the sea, it dissolved into seafoam in which Aphrodite had arisen. She rose naked from a scallop shell where the wind pushed her to the island of Cythera.
Comparing the speeches on The Symposium I will show the role of love based on Plato, Socrates and Diotima in which I believe is to follow a pathway that leads to a state of love that is asexual, unconditional and permanently. I also believe that all philosophers were lovers. Socrates states love can be anything like the simplest need to the deepest form of love like the love of a mother and a son. According to Diotima, when love is perceived is mostly seen as beautiful and good but she argues that love is not either sinister or good rather something in between. She also conveys love is infinite within humans this leaving our trajectories by reproducing.
On the flipside, the Romans viewed love as irrelevant and in some times detrimental to the progression of the empire; for example Dido in The Aeneid was so blindly in love with Aeneas that she became psychologically deranged and committed suicide. Are these portrayals of love correct? True love, as described in the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey, is a genuine commitment to another human in lieu of sexual allure. In the beginning of the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh runs amok through the Sumerian city of Uruk.
In his passage of Crito, Plato examines the thought of honor in following through one’s own promise. Socrates cannot leave or escape because it would not acceptable. His whole life, he had the choice of leaving this city. However, he welcomed the knowing of what the laws stood for to take advantage of the city had to offer. Again, Plato is addressing the idea that a person's inner virtues are worth more than the circumstances that attempt to govern him.
He was a student at “The Academy” where was taught Plato’s ideas in Athens. Later Aristotle opened his own school called “The Lyceum”. Aristotle and Plato were great philosophers and still they have tremendous impact on thinkers. Even though Aristotle was a student of Plato’s school , his ideas about theory of forms and poems were different from Plato and he criticized Plato’s ideas. In the paper, I will show the different points that they have the ideas of forms, poetry and the methods they used while arguing their ideas.