Phaedrus is a dialog between Socrates and Phaedrus, who has just heard another man, Lysias, give a speech on the subject of love. At first, Socrates convinces Phaedrus to recite the speech given by Lysias. Socrates then follows up with his own monologue on love, which also covers the topics of madness and the importance of the soul. Although the focus of the speeches might seem to be love, the pair end up reflecting on the importance of rhetoric and the outline of an argument for creating a compelling speech.

Summary of Phaedrus by Plato

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