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Plato i sin akademi, av Carl Johan Wahlbom (ur Svenska Familj-Journalen)
Plato and his students

Platonic love or platonic relationship means a close relationship between two people that is not physical. In the modern use it has generally been used to mean a non-physical relationship between heterosexual friends. The term is named after the philosopher Plato. He was the first to describe this kind of love. Plato calls this his theory of erĂ´s (meaning "love"). He describes this philosophy in his dialogues the Phaedrus and the Symposium.

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