Professor D. is the greatest. His lectures never failed to remind me why I like my professors better than my friends. Plus, he is cool and sexy.
Socrates tells his companions [that] we are drawn to beautiful souls because they make us teem with thoughts that beg to be brought into the world.... [T]he true teacher helps us discover things we already knew, only we didn’t know we knew them. The imagery is also deliberately sexual. The Symposium, in which the brightest wits of Athens spend the night drinking, discoursing on love, and lying on couches two by two, is charged with sexual tension. But Socrates wants to teach his companions that the beauty of souls is greater than the beauty of bodies.
And just as he finishes educing this idea, in walks Alcibiades, the most beautiful young man in the city. Alcibiades was the brilliant bad boy of late fifth-century B.C. Athenian politics, a cross between Jack Kennedy and Jimmy [sic] Dean, and Socrates must have known that he was the most interesting student he would ever meet, because Socrates’ love for him was legendary.
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