Setting plato straight is an important contribution to renaissance reception studies as well as the study of early modern gender and sexuality scholars interested in the genealogy of european sexual heteronormativity should read this book. Setting plato straight is an ambitious and stimulating study that traces the translation distortion and dissemination of platonic sexuality in fifteenth and sixteenth century christian europe reesers corpus includes translations of and commentaries on platos erotic dialogues the phaedrus . Setting plato straight has 1 rating and 0 reviews when we talk of platonic love or relationships today we mean something very different from what plato. In setting plato straight todd w reeser undertakes the first sustained and comprehensive study of renaissance textual responses to platonic same sex sexuality reeser mines an expansive collection of translations commentaries and literary sources to study how renaissance translators transformed ancient eros into non erotic non homosexual . Comparative in scope setting plato straight begins with the first latin translations of platos erotic dialogues in early fifteenth century italy and concludes with michel de montaignes critique of translators of plato in late sixteenth century france
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