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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. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates' praise of philosophical desire, and an argument for the superiority of the philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction, by Frisbee Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context.

59 editions First published in 1898

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Plato: Gorgias, Menexenus, and Protagoras
2009, Cambridge University Press
in English
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Plato: Phaedrus (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics)
April 1, 2008, Cambridge University Press
Paperback
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Plato
2008, Cambridge University Press
E-book in English
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Plato: Laws
December 28, 2006, NuVision Publications
Paperback in English
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Plato: Gorgias (Focus Philosophical Library)
November 30, 2006, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co
Paperback in English
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Plato: Clitophon (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries)
November 2, 2006, Cambridge University Press
Paperback in English
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Plato: The Republic
December 28, 2006, NuVision Publications
Paperback in English
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Plato: Theaetetus (Focus Philosophical Library)
March 2004, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.
Paperback in English
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Plato : Meno (Focus Philosophical Library)
October 2003, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Paperback in English
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Plato: Timaeus (Focus Philosophical Library)
June 15, 2001, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Plato: The Republic (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
September 25, 2000, Cambridge University Press
Paperback in English
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Plato: The Republic (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
October 2, 2000, Cambridge University Press
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Clitophon (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries)
November 28, 1999, Cambridge University Press
Hardcover in English
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Plato : Phaedo (Focus Philosophical Library)
July 1998, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Plato : Symposium (Focus Philosophical Library)
October 1997, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Plato : Parmenides (Focus Philosophical Library)
December 1996, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Plato: Statesman (Classical Texts Series)
June 1995, Aris & Phillips
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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Plato: Statesman (Classical Texts Series)
June 1995, Aris & Phillips
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Plato: Republic I (Bristol Greek Texts Series)
September 30, 1995, Duckworth Publishers
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Plato: Republic Five (Classical Texts)
June 1992, Aris & Phillips
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Symposium of Plato (Cloth)
July 1, 1992, University of California Press
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Republic 10 (Classical Texts)
December 1988, Aris & Phillips
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
January 1, 1987, Prentice Hall
in English
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Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
January 1, 1987, Prentice Hall
Paperback in English - 2 Revised edition
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Plato
1975, Harvard University Press, W. Heinemann
in English
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Plato
1973, Dell Pub. Co.
in English
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Plato: Phaedo
May 31, 1972, Cambridge University Press
Paperback in English - New Impression edition
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Plato: Phaedo
May 11, 1972, Cambridge University Press
Hardcover in English - New Impression edition
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Plato: Phaedrus
May 11, 1972, Cambridge University Press
Hardcover in English - New Impression edition
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Plato
1962, Harvard University Press
in English
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Plato: Theaetetus : Sophist
1961, Heinemann, Harvard University Press
in Multiple languages
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Plato
August 26, 1955, Viking Adult
Hardcover
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Plato
August 26, 1955, Viking Adult
Hardcover
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Plato: Gorgias
January 1, 1952, Prentice Hall
in English
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Plato: with an English translation.
1952
in Multiple languages
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Plato: Gorgias
January 1, 1952, Prentice Hall
Paperback in English
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Plato: with an English translation.
1946, Harvard University Press, Heinemann
in English
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Plato: Apology; crito; Phaedo; Symposium; Republic
1942, published for the Classics Club by Walter J. Black
in English
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Plato: The Republic, Books 6-10 (Loeb Classical Library, No. 276)
January 1, 1935, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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Plato: The Republic, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library No. 237)
January 1, 1930, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English - Rev Ed edition
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Plato: Timaeus, Critias, Cleitophon, Menexenus, Epistles (Loeb Classical Library No. 234)
January 1, 1929, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Timaeus and Critias
1929, Methuen & co., ltd.
in English
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Plato: Laws, Books 7-12 (Loeb Classical Library No. 192)
January 1, 1926, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Laws, Books 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library No. 187)
January 1, 1926, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Statesman. Philebus. Ion. (Loeb Classical Library No. 164)
January 1, 1925, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English
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Plato: [in twelve volumes].
1925, Harvard University Press
in Multiple languages
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Plato: Lysis. Symposium. Gorgias. (Loeb Classical Library No. 166)
January 1, 1925, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English
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Plato: Laches. Protagoras. Meno. Euthdemus. (Loeb Classical Library No. 165)
January 1, 1924, Loeb Classical Library
Hardcover in English
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Plato
1917, W. Heinemann, Harvard Univ. Press
in English
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Plato: with an English translation.
1917, W. Heinemann, G. P. Putnam's Sons
in English
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Plato.
1914, Heinemann, Harvard University Press.
in Multiple languages
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Plato: [in twelve volumes].
1914, Heinemann, Harvard University Press
in Multiple languages
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Plato
1914, Harvard University Press, W. Heinemann
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Plato: in six volumes.
Publish date unknown, George Bell and Sons
in English
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Plato: Ion
Publish date unknown, Clive
in Ancient Greek

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