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Symposium (version 2) (dramatic reading)

Plato (Πλάτων) (c. 428 BC - c. 347 BC)

1. Part 1
2. Part 2
3. Part 3
4. Part 4

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    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. Apollodorus: KHandGlaucon: Elizabeth KlettCompanion to Apollodorus, and Pausanias: Beth ThomasAristodemus: ToddHWSocrates: alanmapstoneAgathon: Peter TuckerServant: staticstasyAristophanes: Libby GohnEryximachus: balaPhaedrus: Eden Rea-HedrickDiotima: Anna SimonAlcibiades: Chuck Williamson Edited by Libby Gohn