Symposium Character Descriptions

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Socrates

This person is the famed Greek philosopher, the author's teacher, and has a higher goal of spreading ideas and the good, while believing that the purpose of the main subject of the Symposium is to bring people together to reproduce the beautiful and share in immortality.

Agathon

This person wins a prize for a play, has a party to celebrate the victory, and makes a speech that is comical and unbelievable in many ways.

Aristophanes

This person is an ironic playwright and poet whose speech is intended to make fun of male couples.

Alcibiades

This person runs into the Symposium drunk and is obsessed with one of the main guests who does not fall for this person's obvious plans.

Phaedrus

This person gives the first speech and emphasizes that the subject of the Symposium gives people the courage to fight to the death, using Achilles as an...

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