The Symposium (Modern Library Series) by Hayden Pelliccia, Plato
One of the most famous works of literature in the Western world, Plato's Symposium is also one of the most entertaining. The scene is a dinner party in Athens in 416 B.C. at which the guestsincluding the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor, Socratesplayfully discuss the nature of eros, or love. Dr. Pelliccia's revision of Benjamin Jowett's translation renders the piece into one voice, making it neither too colloquial nor too literal.