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As a follow on to our introductory course, the study this term will be the Symposium. This dialogue depicts is a banquet attended by a group of men, who have come to the symposium, which was, in ancient Greece, a traditional part of the same banquet that took place after the meal, when drinking for pleasure was accompanied by music, dancing, recitals, or conversation. Eryximachus has challenged the men to deliver, each, in turn, a speech in praise of Love (Eros). Though other participants comply with this challenge, Socrates notably refuses to participate in such an act of praise and instead takes a very different approach to the topic.

Classes are held via Zoom video and are 75 mins long. You will be sent a Zoom link to join the class at that regular time each week over 8 weeks.

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