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Cover of: Symposion by Plato
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In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society, and the sublimation of basic human instincts. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato's mentor, Socrates, who advocates transcendence through spiritual love. The Symposium is a deft interweaving of different viewpoints and ideas about the nature of love - as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action, and as a means of ethical education.

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Cover of: Symposium
Publisher unknown
Symposium
in Greek
Cover of: Symposium.
Publish date unknown, Dent.
Symposium.
in Undetermined
Cover of: Le sympose ...
1559, V. Sartenas
Le sympose ...
in French
Cover of: Platōnos kai Xenophōntos Symposia
1711, Ek Theatrou e Oxonia
Platōnos kai Xenophōntos Symposia
in Ancient Greek
Cover of: The Banquet
1759, Woodfall
The Banquet
in English
Cover of: The banquet
1767, printed for W. Sandby
The banquet
Cover of: Convivium
1866, Williams
Convivium
in Ancient Greek
Cover of: Platonis Symposium in usum studiosae iuventutis et scholarum cum commentario critico
Cover of: Platons Symposion
1876, Teubner
Platons Symposion
in Greek
Cover of: The banquet of Plato and other pieces
1893, Cassell & Company Limited
The banquet of Plato and other pieces
in English
Cover of: Platonis Convivium Phaedrus
1894, B.G. Teubneri
Platonis Convivium Phaedrus
in Ancient Greek - Editio Stereotypa.
Cover of: The banquet of Plato
1895, Way and Williams
The banquet of Plato
Cover of: The banquet of Plato
1895, Way and Williams
The banquet of Plato
Cover of: Plato's symposium or supper
1900, Fortune Press
Plato's symposium or supper
in English
Cover of: The banquet
1905, Astolat Press
The banquet
in English
Cover of: The Banquet of Plato and other pieces
Cover of: The banquet of Plato
1908, Printed at the Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin
The banquet of Plato
Cover of: The banquet of Plato
1908, Printed at the Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin Co.
The banquet of Plato
in English
Cover of: The Banquet
1909, L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts
The Banquet
in English
Cover of: Platons Symposion
1909, Teubner
Platons Symposion
in Ancient Greek
Cover of: Symposion
1909, B.G. Teubner
Symposion
in Ancient Greek - 3. Aufl. / besorgt von Hermann Schöne
Cover of: The Symposium of Plato
1909, W. Heffer and sons, Sipkin, Marshall and co. ltd.
The Symposium of Plato
in English
Cover of: The Symposium of Plato
1909, Heffer
The Symposium of Plato
in Ancient Greek
Cover of: Platons Gastmahl
1912, F. Meiner
Platons Gastmahl
in German - 3. Aufl.
Cover of: Platons Gastmahl
1920, F. Meiner
Platons Gastmahl
in German - 5. Aufl., 3. Aufl. dieser Übertragung.
Cover of: Das Gastmahl
1920, Hyperionverlag
Das Gastmahl
in German
Cover of: Platons Gastmahl
1920, F. Meiner
Platons Gastmahl
- 5. Aufl., 3. Aufl. dieser Übertragung.
Cover of: Platons Gastmahl.
1920, E. Diederichs
Platons Gastmahl.
in German
Cover of: Plato's symposium or supper
1924, Nonesuch Press
Plato's symposium or supper
in English
Cover of: Das Gastmahl
1924, Paul Aretz Verlag
Das Gastmahl
in German
Cover of: Plato's Symposium or Supper
1924, Nonesuch Press
Plato's Symposium or Supper
in English
Cover of: Plato's symposium
1925, Fortune Press
Plato's symposium
in English - [Rev. ed.] / Rev. R.G. Bury.
Cover of: Plato's symposium or supper
1925, Fortune Press
Plato's symposium or supper
in English
Cover of: Symposion.
1930, In aedibus B.G. Teubneri
Symposion.
in Latin
Cover of: The Symposium of Plato
1932, Heffer
The Symposium of Plato
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: Plato's Symposium or supper
1932, Fortune Press
Plato's Symposium or supper
in English
Cover of: Plato's symposium, or, the drinking party
Cover of: Il simposio
1946, G. Laterza
Il simposio
in Italian - 2. ed., riv.
Cover of: Das Gastmahl
1946, Marion von Schroder Verlag
Das Gastmahl
in German - 2 verbesserte Auflage.
Cover of: Symposium
1948, Liberal Arts Press
Symposium
in English
Cover of: Symposion
1949, Iōannēs D. Kollaros
Symposion
in Ancient Greek - 2. ekd.
Cover of: The symposium
1951, Penguin Books
The symposium
in English
Cover of: The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
February 28, 1952, Penguin Classics
The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
Cover of: The symposium
1952, Melbourne
The symposium
Cover of: Symposium
1956, Bobbs-Merrill Educational Publishing
Symposium
in English - 2d ed.
Cover of: Symposium.
1956, Liberal Arts Press
Symposium.
in English - [2d ed.]
Cover of: The Symposium.
1956, Penguin Books
The Symposium.
in English
Cover of: Plato's Symposium
1956, Liberal Arts Press
Plato's Symposium
- 2nd ed.
Cover of: Das Gastmahl
1960, F. Meiner
Das Gastmahl
in German - 2. Aufl.
Cover of: The Symposium.
1961, Penguin Books
The Symposium.
in English - Translated by W. Hamilton.
Cover of: The Symposium
1967, Penguin
The Symposium
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
1967, Libraire général française
Le banquet
in French
Cover of: Symposium.
1969, W. Heffer
Symposium.
in Greek - 2d ed. --
Cover of: Symposion.
1969, Heimeran
Symposion.
in German - [6., verb. Aufl.]
Cover of: Symposion.
1969, Heimeran
Symposion.
in German - (6., verb. Aufl.)
Cover of: The banquet.
1969, Western Washington State College
The banquet.
in English
Cover of: Platōnos Symposion
1970, I.D. Kollaros
Platōnos Symposion
in Greek - 5. ekd.
Cover of: al- Maʼdubah.
1970
al- Maʼdubah.
in Arabic
Cover of: The symposium of Plato.
1970, University of Massachusetts Press
The symposium of Plato.
in English
Cover of: The Symposium of Plato.
1970, University of Massachusetts Press
The Symposium of Plato.
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
1972, Hermann
Le banquet
in French
Cover of: Le banquet
1973, Gallimard
Le banquet
in French
Cover of: The symposium
1973, Penguin
The symposium
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
1973, Gallimard
Le banquet
in French
Cover of: The banquet
1976, Derwyddon Press
The banquet
in English
Cover of: Gastmahl ; Phaidros ; Phaidon
1978, VMA-Verlag
Gastmahl ; Phaidros ; Phaidon
in German
Cover of: Le banquet
1979, Editions de l'Aire
Le banquet
in French
Cover of: Symposium
1980, Cambridge University Press
Symposium
in English
Cover of: The symposium ; and, The Phaedo
1980, AHM Pub. Corp.
The symposium ; and, The Phaedo
in English
Cover of: Simposio
1982, La Nuova Italia
Simposio
in Italian - 1. ed.
Cover of: The Symposium
1986, Penguin Books
The Symposium
in English
Cover of: Symposium
February 1986, Frederick Ungar
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium of Plato =
1986, Libanus Press
Symposium of Plato =
in English
Cover of: Symposium of Plato
1987, Libanus Press
Symposium of Plato
in Greek
Cover of: Symposium of Plato =
1989, University of California Press
Symposium of Plato =
in English
Cover of: Symposium of Plato =
1989, University of California Press
Symposium of Plato =
in English
Cover of: Symposium
1989, Hackett Pub. Co.
Symposium
in English
Cover of: Symposium of Plato
1989, Collins Harvill
Symposium of Plato
in English
Cover of: Symposium of Plato =
1989, University of California Press
Symposium of Plato =
in Greek
Cover of: The symposium
1991, Yale University Press
The symposium
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
June 1, 1991, LGF
Le banquet
Mass Market Paperback
Cover of: Plato symposium
1991, Folio Society
Plato symposium
in English
Cover of: Fine talk at Agathon's
1992, Cambridge Quarterly Publications
Fine talk at Agathon's
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
1992, Les Belles lettres
Le banquet
in French - 2. tirage rev. et corr.
Cover of: Le banquet
1992, Gallimard
Le banquet
in French
Cover of: Il simposio
1992, Marsilio
Il simposio
in Italian - 1. ed.
Cover of: Plato's Symposium
August 1993, David R Godine Pub
Plato's Symposium
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Symposium of Plato
May 24, 1993, University of California Press
Symposium of Plato
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Symposium ; and, The Phaedrus
1993, State University of New York Press
The Symposium ; and, The Phaedrus
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
April 28, 1993, Presses Pocket
Le banquet
Mass Market Paperback
Cover of: Symposium and Phaedrus
1993, Dover Publications
Symposium and Phaedrus
in English
Cover of: Symposium
1994, Oxford University Press
Symposium
in English
Cover of: Dialoghi sull'amicizia  sul'amore
1995, BiT
Dialoghi sull'amicizia sul'amore
Paperback in Italian
Cover of: Symposium
1996, Modern Library
Symposium
in English
Cover of: Symposium of Plato
January 1996, Branden Books
Symposium of Plato
Paperback in English
Cover of: Le banquet
November 6, 1997, Flammarion
Le banquet
Paperback in French
Cover of: Symposium (Oxford World's Classics)
May 22, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
Symposium (Oxford World's Classics)
in English
Cover of: Symposium
1998, Aris & Phillips
Symposium
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
September 1, 1998, Hachette
Le banquet
Mass Market Paperback
Cover of: Symposion.
September 1, 1998, Artemis & Winkler
Symposion.
Paperback in German
Cover of: The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
October 1, 1999, Penguin Classics
The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
Cover of: The symposium
1999, Penguin Books
The symposium
in English
Cover of: Le Banquet
January 14, 1999, Flammarion
Le Banquet
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: Le banquet
April 27, 1999, Nathan
Le banquet
Paperback in French
Cover of: Symposion
2000, F. Meiner Verlag
Symposion
in German
Cover of: Symposium
2000, A.A. Knopf
Symposium
in English
Cover of: Symposium and Phaedrus
2000, Everyman's Library
Symposium and Phaedrus
in English - n.e.
Cover of: The banquet
2001, Pagan Press
The banquet
in English
Cover of: Plato's Symposium
February 1, 2001, University Of Chicago Press
Plato's Symposium
in English
Cover of: Le banquet
October 15, 2001, J'ai lu
Le banquet
Paperback
Cover of: Plato's Symposium
February 1, 2001, University Of Chicago Press
Plato's Symposium
in English
Cover of: The Symposium of Plato
July 2002, St. Augustine's Press
The Symposium of Plato
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Symposium
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Symposion
2002, Artemis & Winkler
Symposion
in German
Cover of: The symposium
2002, Prometheus Trust
The symposium
in English - Prometheus Trust student's ed.
Cover of: The Symposium of Plato
July 2002, St. Augustine's Press
The Symposium of Plato
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Symposion.
March 1, 2002, Artemis & Winkler
Symposion.
Hardcover in German
Cover of: The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
April 29, 2003, Penguin Classics
The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
in English
Cover of: Plato's Symposium
July 2003, Agora Publications, Inc.
Plato's Symposium
Audio cassette
Cover of: Symposium
December 2003, IndyPublish.com
Symposium
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Symposium
December 2003, IndyPublish.com
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Plato's Symposium
July 2003, Agora Publications, Inc.
Plato's Symposium
Audio CD
Cover of: Il simposio
2003, Edizioni dell'Ateneo
Il simposio
in Italian
Cover of: Plato's Symposium
July 2003, Agora Publications, Inc.
Plato's Symposium
Paperback
Cover of: Symposium
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
July 30, 2004, Quiet Vision Pub
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
March 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Symposium
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Symposium
March 2005, IndyPublish.com
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
October 4, 2006, Echo Library
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
January 30, 2006, Digireads.com
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: The symposium
2006, Penguin Books
The symposium
in English
Cover of: Symposium
June 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium (Large Print)
January 1, 2006, www.ReadHowYouWant.com
Symposium (Large Print)
Paperback in English - Lrg edition
Cover of: Symposium
September 11, 2007, IndyPublish
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
August 7, 2007, NuVision Publications
Symposium
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
June 12, 2007, IndyPublish
Symposium
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Symposium (Dodo Press)
August 31, 2007, Dodo Press
Symposium (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Symposium
2008, Oxford University Press
Symposium
in English
Cover of: Plato, the Symposium
2008, Cambridge University Press
Plato, the Symposium
in English

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