Symposium - Part 3, 184a to 190a Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, 184a to 190a Summary

By delaying the onset of the relationship, it has a higher intellectual basis and love will continue and develop between the two. If a boy enters a relationship through deception, the boy is not to blame. Aristophanes, the famous author of plays is supposed to speak next but has the hiccups; therefore, Eryximachus, the doctor speaks. Eryximachus says love governs the way the body reacts and is regulated. Whether an ill person recovers or not is also affected by love's effect on the body. A doctor encourages and gives love to what is healthy in a patient. What is unhealthy in the patient is due to the wrong type of love. The doctor creates love between parts of the body that act against each other and cause disease. Music and athletics are influenced by love. Music moves from discord in sounds...

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