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by | Read by David Shaw-Parker and a Full Cast

Classics • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Plato's SYMPOSIUM is often assigned, but is it actually read? As a written text, it's a challenging work. Listening is a much more accessible way to understand this classical work, as well as the rhetorical strategies of its speeches. The ensemble cast is well matched to recreating the famous dialogue and speeches. David Shaw-Parker is a wily and sophisticated Socrates. As the first speaker on the topic of Eros, Hayward Morse is a gentle and thoughtful Phaedrus. Tim Bentinck makes a lively but still articulate entrance for the drunken Alcibiades. Susan Sheridan is a stately Diotima. The recording is supported by notes containing background information on the text and Athenian society. R.F. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]



Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2006

CD ISBN 9626343834 $21.98 • Three CDs

DD ISBN $15.39

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