The Symposium

The Symposium

By Plato

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  • Author: Plato
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The Greek word sumposion means a drinking party (a fact shamefully ignored by the organizers of modern symposia), and the party described in Platos Symposium is one supposedly given in the year 416 BC by the playwright Agathon to celebrate his victory in the dramatic festival of the Lenaea.

He has already given one party, the previous evening; this second party is for a s

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