October 9 , 2013
Plato’s Symposium- Introduction and descriptions of their Love
Basic story of the symposium
It’s a party held by a famous Athenian. They get together, get drunk, and decide to sit around and talk
and share stories about a particular God; Eros. After everyone has their turn, a really famous party
crasher comes in and tells his story. Then everyone gets incoherently drunk and goes home. The end.
-All the people were real people, but they were never in a room together. This was fiction
-Agathon (main character) just won an “Oscar” for best director/writer or his tragedy. The party he held
was like his “private party”.
Eros- eros: pretty much used for everything
Love-love capitals are the true form of it. Ex. True Love.
Sappho- she lives in Lebos