In Plato’s Phaedrus, two philosophers are walking away from the city and heading towards the countryside. They are escaping from Athens, and not haphazardly: they want to get away from everything. They want to get closer to the forms and mysteries that are hidden in philosophical ideas. However, without even noticing it the philosophers trespass the limit between the profane and the sacred, and with them also their speeches do the same thing. This short story, then, guides the reader through that same path that the characters walked and invites them to smell, feel, see, and hear what they experience in the sacred Athenian countryside.
Keywords: Plato | Phaedrus | Love | Gods