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Publication Date: Originally written in 360 BC, this is a translation by Benjamin Jowett
The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–380 BC. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and (in latter-day interpretations) is the origin of the concept of Platonic love. Each participant, by means of very personal expositions, adds something to a body that at the end is developed by Socrates. The love to which the participants make reference is mostly a homosexual love between men.