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Published: 01 January 1998

160 Pages

ISBN: 9780856686818

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Xenophon: Symposium

A. J. Bowen

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

This Symposium has lived so much in the shadow of the famous one by Plato, that it has not received a full commentary in English for well over a hundred years. Yet it gives the only alternative view of Socrates and has a wit and vigour of its own which paints a picture of a Greek society that makes it a document of prime historical importance.