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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.

142 editions First published in 1559

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

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