A Symposium

He said that he met Socrates fresh from the bath and wearing his best pair of slippers – quite rare events with him – and asked him where he was heading with such a fine appearance.

“To dinner at Agathon’s,” he answered. “Now tell me, do you feel in the mood for going unasked to dinner?”

My friend’s answer, as he told me, was:

“I am afraid that mine is a case which fits Homer’s – a dolt coming unbidden to the banquet of a scholar. Be sure to have your excuse ready; for I shall not confess to coming unasked, but only at your invitation.” (Plato, Symposium – abridged)

Soon Philippos will be holding a symposium…

Philippos by Maria Telnikoff (Year 10)

Philippos by Maria Telnikoff (Year 10)

 

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