Plato Symposium

by Plato

Other authorsAlexander Nehamas (Translator), Paul Woodruff (Translator)
Paperback, 1989

Publication

Hackett Publishing Co (1989), Edition: Copyright 1989, 109 pages

Description

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.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

c. 360 B.C.

Physical description

109 p.; 5.25 x 0.5 inches

ISBN

0872200760 / 9780872200760
Page: 0.1668 seconds