The Symposium

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The Symposium

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recording of The Symposium by Plato (Πλάτων). Translated by Benjamin Jowett.
Read by a full cast.

In one of Plato’s more accessible works, Apollodorus tells a friend about a drinking party (or symposium) attended by many of intellectuals of late 5th century Athens. The men are one their second night of celebration for Agathon’s victory at the city Dionysia, and decide that instead of drinking, they should give speeches in praise of love. – Summary by Libby Gohn

Cast List:
Apollodorus:
Glaucon:
Companion to Apollodorus, and Pausanias:
Aristodemus:
Socrates:
Agathon:
Servant:
Aristophanes:
Eryximachus:
Phaedrus:
Diotima:
Alcibiades:

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