Thoughts on the Setting of Plato’s Symposium

There are, in essence, two kinds of Platonic dialogues: narrated dialogues and dramatic dialogues. The narrated dialogues are unique in that they are framed by someone giving an account of things that have already passed, whether the account is given by Socrates or another person. For example, The Republic is an account by Socrates the … Continue reading Thoughts on the Setting of Plato’s Symposium