Chapter 1 (227-234)
• Phaedras meets Socrates as they are walking, an exercise prescribed by Acumenus--a doctor.
• They begin walking by the river and talking about a recent speech of Lysias about relationships. Socrates asks Phaedras to read the speech.
• The speech says that relationships built on love are harmful as they are full of jealousy, spite, and selfishness.
• Lysias claims that relationships between non lovers are more prudent as they allow each side to pursue happiness independant of emotions and jealousy.
• Socrates is skeptical of these ideas and states that passion is important. Phaedras seems enthralled by this idea. Phaedras is Lysias's homosexual partner.
Chapter 2 (235-241)
• Socrates compliments Phaedras on his passionate reading of the speech, but says it was not arranged properly.
• Phaedras talks Socrates into showing him the correct way to arrange a speech by threatening to never give another speech of his own again...
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