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Plato's Symposium

By: Plato
Narrated by: Ray Childs
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The dramatic nature of Plato's dialogues is delightfully evident in Symposium. The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon's house to celebrate the success of his first tragedy. With wit and insight, they all present their ideas about love - from Erixymachus' scientific naturalism to Aristophanes' comic fantasy. The unexpected arrival of Alcibiades breaks the spell cast by Diotima's ethereal climb up the staircase of love to beauty itself. Ecstasy and intoxication clash as Plato concludes with one of his most skillful displays of dialectic.

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fantastic

recommend this to anyone who likes to think. it's not so much about romantic love, but rather a love of beauty and wisdom

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It gets better

The first half is kind of rambling and a mixed performance.The later half Is downright breathtaking. By far one of my favorite audible performances.

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Volume changes but Plato is incredible!

The voices go up and down in volume making it difficult sometimes to maintain the desire able volume level with earbuds. On the other hand, Plato’s origin of man & two half’s that used to be whole is one of my favorite myths of all!

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Love

The the theories of love are seen in so many different ways and even with this I bet there are more theories out there

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very good voices

great story, great voice acting especially from socrates, whoever does his voice is amazing, would listen again