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PLATO: Symposium (Unabridged)


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PLATO: Symposium (Unabridged)

In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party held by Agathon to celebrate his victory in the drama festival of the Dionysia. They talk about love until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in, and decides to talk about Socrates instead. Symposium gives a picture of the sparkling society that was Athens at the height of her empire. This classic discussion on love is presented in its ideal medium: a multi-voice recording.

Disc 1

1.   The Symposium 00:04:24
2.   The conversation went something like this… 00:05:17
3.   Well, gentlemen… 00:05:10
4.   Eros is a great god… 00:06:51
5.   That was the gist of it… 00:03:37
6.   Those who start a love affair… 00:05:29
7.   The true position… 00:05:08
8.   So it is absolutely correct... 00:04:52
9.   Medicine, then, is as I say… 00:05:04
10.   So the prophetic arts… 00:04:41
11.   The reason for having three sexes… 00:04:35
12.   That is why we have this innate love… 00:04:04
13.   So that’s the explanation… 00:05:39
14.   I want first to talk about how I should talk… 00:05:15
15.   And what about courage 00:04:31

Disc 2

1.   Well Eryximachus, son of Acumenus… 00:04:44
2.   Let’s take a few more questions… 00:05:30
3.   Anyway, I'll let you off… 00:05:10
4.   When Aphrodite was born... 00:04:10
5.   Fair enough, my foreign friend... 00:05:06
6.   The activity we’re talking about... 00:05:46
7.   All continuous mortal existence is of this kind 00:04:56
8.   We would all choose children of this kind 00:05:21
9.   If a man progresses... 00:04:06
10.   That’s my speech, Phaedrus 00:04:56
11.   What's the plan, Alcibiades 00:04:30
12.   For my own part, gentlemen... 00:05:58
13.   What I’ve told you so far... 00:04:03
14.   After this exchange... 00:04:33
15.   In fact the generals were inclined to favour me... 00:03:55
16.   Alcibiades’ candour aroused some amusement... 00:03:54

Total Playing Time: 02:31:15


Bentinck, Tim; Branch, Andrew; Flynn, Daniel; Griffin, G.; Morse, Hayward; Scott, Christopher; Shaw-Parker, David; Sheridan, Susan; Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Philosophy

Catalogue No: NA238312

Barcode: 9789626343838

Physical Release: 02/2006

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