Right now I'm reading Plato's Symposium. It's one of the most famous dialogues, and for the first half I was like, what? Why is this important? It's just a bunch of people giving really generic odes to Love (as personified by the god of love). I can get this on any pop radio station. But now Socrates has finally spoken up, and it's like aww yeah, he's here to wreck shit. I love Socrates. I understand why they tried and convicted him, though--he's seriously annoying.
I now see that the intention was to attribute to Love every species of greatness and glory, whether really belonging to him or not, without regard to truth or falsehood--that was no matter; for the original proposal seems to have been not that each of you should really praise Love, but only that you should appear to praise him.