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Symposium (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
Symposium (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Plato
ISBN 13: 9780199540198
ISBN 10: 199540195
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-01-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $8.95
 
 

In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party held by Agathon to celebrate his victory in the drama festival of the Dionysia. They talk about love until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in, and decides to talk about Socrates instead. Symposium gives a picture of the sparkling society that was Athens at the height of her empire. This classic discussion on love is presented in its ideal medium: a multi-voice recording.