Diotima of Mantinea


Diotima of Mantinea
A priestess whose teaching on the subjects of beauty and love is reported by Socrates in the Symposium . The historicity of Diotima has usually been doubted, although there are what appear to be bronze bas-relief representations of her dating from the 4th century BC, and her key doctrines differ tellingly from those of Plato.

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Diotima of Mantinea — Jadwiga Łuszczewska, who used the pen name Diotima, posing as the ancient seer in a painting by Józef Simmler, 1855 Diotima of Mantinea (Greek: Διοτίμα) is a female seer who plays an important role in Plato s Symposium. Her ideas are the origin… …   Wikipedia

  • Diotima — may refer to: Diotima of Mantinea, an ancient female philosopher and tutor of Socrates 423 Diotima, an asteroid Diotima (album), a 2011 album by experimental black metal band Krallice pseudonym of Susette Borkenstein Gontard in poetry by… …   Wikipedia

  • Diotima — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Diotima de Mantinea (en griego: Διοτίμα ) es una filósofa que juega un rol importante en el Banquete de Platón. Sus ideas son el origen del concepto de amor platónico. En el Banquete, una serie de hombres discuten… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Diotima — Diotima,   in Platons Dialog »Symposion« Name der erdichteten Priesterin aus Mantinea. Bei Hölderlin taucht die Gestalt der Diotima in seinem Roman »Hyperion« auf. Als Diotima feierte er Susette Gontard, in deren Haus in Frankfurt am Main er ab… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Diotīma — Diotīma, in Platons Symposion eine Priesterin in Mantinea, von welcher Sokrates die in jenem Dialog vorgetragenen Lehren über das Wesen der Liebe empfangen haben soll. Nach ihr benannte Franz Hemsterhuis (s.d.) die Empfängerin (Fürstin Amalie… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 423 Diotima — Discovery Discovered by Auguste Charlois Discovery date December 7, 1896 Designations Named after Diotima of Mantinea …   Wikipedia

  • Symposium (Plato) — The Symposium is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and serious, given by a group of men at a symposium or a wine… …   Wikipedia

  • Classical Greece — The Parthenon, in Athens, a temple to Athena. History of Greece …   Wikipedia

  • Minoan civilization — Map of Minoan Crete History of Greece …   Wikipedia

  • Sappho — For other uses, see Sappho (disambiguation). Bust inscribed Sappho of Eressos, Roman copy of a Greek original of the 5th century BC. Sappho ( …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.