Symposium by Plato


  1. ^ Cobb, p. 11.
  2. ^ Leitao, p. 183.
  3. ^ a b c d e Plato, The Symposium. Translation and introduction by Walter Hamilton. Penguin Classics. 1951. ISBN 9780140440249
  4. ^ (Dalby 2006, p. 19–24).
  5. ^ References to the text of the Symposium are given in Stephanus pagination, the standard reference system for Plato. This numbering system will be found in the margin of nearly all editions and translations.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Translation by W. Hamilton.
  7. ^ Rebecca Stanton notes a deliberate blurring of genre boundaries here ("Aristophanes gives a tragic speech, Agathon a comic/parodic one") and that Socrates later urges a similar coalescence:[1].
  8. ^ Thucydides, 6.74
  9. ^ Satyrs were often portrayed with the sexual appetite, manners, and features of wild beasts, and often with a large erection.
  10. ^ Cited by Pausanias for the assertion that Achilles was Patroclus's older lover.
  11. ^ Symposium 221b
  12. ^ Perhaps (see note above).

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