The Symposium (version 2) (dramatic reading)

Plato (Πλάτων) (c. 428 BCE - c. 347 BCE)
Translated by Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

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

Recorded as a dramatic work, cast list:
Apollodorus: KHand
Glaucon: Elizabeth Klett
Companion to Apollodorus, and Pausanias: Beth Thomas
Aristodemus: ToddHW
Socrates: alanmapstone
Agathon: Peter Tucker
Servant: staticstasy
Aristophanes: Libby Gohn
Eryximachus: bala
Phaedrus: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Diotima: Anna Simon
Alcibiades: Chuck Williamson

Edited by Libby Gohn

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Dramatic Readings, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part 1 Group 00:33:35
Play 02 Part 2 00:35:40
Play 03 Part 3 00:43:57
Play 04 Part 4 00:39:38