• Plato's Symposium

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-08-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Agora, New Internet Technologies
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Aleksander on 11-09-16

fantastic

recommend this to anyone who likes to think. it's not so much about romantic love, but rather a love of beauty and wisdom

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Karlovsky on 04-25-18

It gets better

The first half is kind of rambling and a mixed performance.The later half Is downright breathtaking. By far one of my favorite audible performances.

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