It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and serious, given by a group of men at a symposium or a wine drinking gathering at the house of the tragedian Agathon at Athens. Cephalus is prominent in the opening section of Plato's Repll/JIic, which is set in his home in Piraeus, the port of Athens. Commentary: Quite a few comments have been posted about Symposium. SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP download. Plato's Symposium, written in the early part of the 4th century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato's mentor, and Alcibiades, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. 2 Plato was born sometime in the 420s. Acumenus was a doctor and a relative of the doctor Eryximachus who speaks in the Symposium… His sons Lysias, Polemarchus, and Euthydemus were known for their democratic sympathies. Download: A 116k text-only version is available for download. TIFF download. TORRENT download. Plato's Symposium by Plato. download 15 Files download 7 Original. The Dialogues of Plato (428/27 - 348/47 BCE) Translated by Benjamin Jowett Etexts prepared for this edition by Antonio Gonz´alez Fern´andez The work itself is believed to have been composed sometime between 385 BC and 370 BC. download 1 file . download 1 file . 3 Although we know Agathon did win a theatrical competition in 416 BC, and that the guests are real historical figures, there is no historical evidence for a celebration of the sort Plato describes in the Symposium. PLATO: SYMPOSIUM came to beg and stood at the door. Purchase a copy of this text (not necessarily the same edition) from Amazon.com Topics ... PDF WITH TEXT download. The Symposium (Ancient Greek: ?????) The Symposium—a dialogue Background: Plato (428-348 BCE) Student of Socrates (died 399 BCE) Culture of Athens in the 5 th-4th century BCE ¡ Skipping ahead to the following era ¡ Age of Pericles ¡ Persian War to Peloponnesian War ¡ Upper class life Symposium Alexander Nehamas and Paul Woodruff 457 ... Plato, a native Athenian, was born in 427 B.C. Adobe PDF e-book ISBN: 978-1-60384-670-7 . 9 translated by Harold N. Fowler. Now Contrivance was drunk with nectar-wine, I may say, had not yet been discovered-and went out into the garden of Zeus, and was overcome by sleep. Plato. 2. download 1 file . Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vol. Symposium by Plato, part of the Internet Classics Archive. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1925. 360 BC SYMPOSIUM by Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett SYMPOSIUM PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: APOLLODORUS, who repeats to his companion the dialogue which he had heard from Aristodemus, and had already once narrated to Glaucon; PHAEDRUS; PAUSANIAS; ERYXIMACHUS; ARISTOPHANES; AGATHON; SOCRATES; ALCIBIADES; A TROOP OF REVELLERS. The Annenberg CPB/Project provided support for entering this text. is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. SHOW ALL.