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Plato's Symposium

By Plato
Narrated by Ray Childs / 2 hours 24 minutes

The dramatic nature of Plato's dialogues is delightfully evident in Symposium. The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon's house to celebrate the success of his first tragedy. With wit and insight, they all present their ideas about love - from Erixymachus' scientific naturalism to Aristophanes' comic fantasy. The unexpected arrival of Alcibiades breaks the spell cast by Diotima's ethereal climb up the staircase of love to beauty itself. Ecstasy and intoxication clash as Plato concludes with one of his most skillful displays of dialectic.

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Author
Narrator Ray Childs
ISBN 9781518934254
Length 2 hours 24 minutes
Language English
Publisher AB Publishing
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Philosophy
Libro.fm rank #159,933 Overall
Genre rank #1,173 in Philosophy