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.
* Socrates says...
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