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How two halves make a whole

Updated Thursday, 16th July 2015

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores Aristophane's story about humans searching for their other half.

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Ever since that day human beings have been yearning for their other halves, the bit that’s missing. In Plato’s dialogue The Symposium, Aristophanes presented a light-hearted creation myth that explains it all.

 

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