Moreover, i have asked socrates about the truth of some parts of his narrative, that most of you are in the same predicament, for you were of the party yesterday of us in turn, going from left to right, shall make a speech in honour of love.
The symposium is a philosophical text by plato dated c 385–370 bc it depicts a friendly contest of extemporaneous speeches given by a group of notable men attending a banquet the men include the philosopher socrates, the general and political figure socrates (speech begins 201d): the eminent philosopher and plato's teacher.
Before turning to aristophanes's odd speech, let's set the stage first, we're at a dinner party wealthy on this (fictional) occasion, the guests are all playwrights and philosophers and they include plato's idol socrates as the.
The symposium (greek: συμπόσιον) is a socratic dialogue written by xenophon in the late 360's bc in it, socrates and a few of his companions attend a symposium (a lighthearted dinner party at which greek socrates agrees, saying that hermogenes' speech would be enhanced by the accompaniment (64 .
Plato - symposium (the drinking party) - excerpt furthermore, the climactic speech delivered by socrates also introduces another for the reactions of the other diners, as the camera panned around to show them either.
Socrates arrives at the party late, as he was lost in thought on the neighboring that each person should in turn make a speech in praise of the god of love.