Selected Bibliography – Plato’s Symposium

 

Anderson, Daniel, The Masks of Dionysos: A Commentary on Plato's Symposium, State University of New York Press: Albany, NY, 1993.

Arieti, James A, Interpreting Plato: The Dialogues as Drama, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.: Maryland, 1991.

Bacon, Helen, "Socrates Crowned," Virginia Quarterly Review, 35 (1959), pp. 415-30.

Bremmer, Jan, "Adolescents, Symposion, and Pederasty,"  Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion, Murray, Oswin, ed.,Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1990, pp. 135-148.

Burnyeat, M. F., "Socratic Midwifery, Platonic Inspiration," British Institute of Classical Studies 24 (1977) 7-16.

Bury, R.G., ed., The Symposium of Plato, W. Heffer and Sons, Ltd: Cambridge, 1932. 

Clay, Diskin,"The tragic and comic poet of the Symposium," Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, vol. 2, eds.Anton & Preus, 

Cohen, David, Law, Sexuality, and Society: The enforcement of morals in classical Athens, Cambridge University Press:  Cambridge, 1991.

Coventry, Lucinda,"The role of the interlocutor in Plato's dialogues," Characterization and Individuality in Greek Literature,  Pelling, Christopher, ed.

Davidson, James N., Courtesans and Fishcakes:  The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens, St. Martin's Press: New York, 1997.

Desjardins, Rosemary, "Why dialogues? Plato's Serious Play," Platonic Writings, Platonic Readings, ed. Charles Griswold, Routledge: New York, 1988, pp. 110-125.

Dorter Kenneth, "A dual dialectic in the Symposium," Philosophy and Rhetoric, XXV 1992, pp.253-270.  

Dorter, Kenneth, "The significance of the speeches in Plato's Symposium," Philosophy and Rhetoric 2 (1969), pp. 215-34. 

Dover, Kenneth, "Aristophanes' Speech in Plato's Symposium," Journal of Hellenic Studies, LXXXVI 1966, pp. 41-50.

Dover, Kenneth, Greek Homosexuality, Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1978.

Dover, Kenneth, Plato: Symposium, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1980.

Dyson, M, "Immortality and Procreation in Plato's Symposium," Antichthon, XX 1986, pp. 59-72. 

Edelstein, L., "The role of Eryximachus in Plato's Symposium," TAPA 76 (1945), .

Edmonds, Radcliffe, "Socrates the Beautiful: Role Reversal and Midwifery in Plato's Symposium,"  TAPA 130 (2000), pp. 261-285.

Foucault, Michel, The Use of Pleasure: The History of Sexuality, vol. 2, trans. Robert Hurley, Vintage Books:  New York, 1985.

Gagarin, M., "Socrates' Hubris and Alcibiades' Failure," Phoenix 31 (1997), pp. 22-37.

Guthrie, W.K.C., A History of Greek Philosophy:  Volume IV - Plato: The Man and his Dialogues - Earlier Period, Cambridge University Press:  Cambridge, 1975.

Halperin, David, "Plato and erotic reciprocity," Classical Antiquity,V 1986, pp.60-80. 

Halperin, David, "Plato and the metaphysics of desire," Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium on Philosophy, vol. V (1989), ed. John Cleary and Daniel Shartin, pp. 27-52.

Halperin, David, "Platonic Eros and what men call love," Ancient Philosophy, V 1985, pp. 161-204.

Halperin, David,"Plato and the erotics of narrativity," Methods of Interpreting Plato and his dialogues,  Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy:  Supplementary Volume 1992, ed. Klagge & Smith, Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1992, pp. 93-130.

Halperin, David,"Why is Diotima a Woman?," Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World, eds. Halperin, Winkler, & Zeitlin, Princeton University Press: Princeton , NJ, 1990, pp. 257-308.

Halperin, David, "Why is Diotima a Woman?," in One Hundred Years of Homosexuality, Routledge: New York, 1990, 113-152.

Hubbard, T. K., "Popular Perceptions of Elite Homosexuality in Classical Athens," Arion 6.1 (1998), pp. 48-78.

Isenberg, M., The Order of the Discourses in Plato's Symposium, Chicago, 1940. 

Joble, A, "Love is not beautiful: Symposium 200e - 201c," Apeiron, XIX 1985, pp. 43-52. 

Kahn, Charles, "Plato's Theory of Desire," Review of Metaphysics, XLI 1987-8, pp. 77-103. 

Kofman, Sarah, "Beyond Aporia?" trans. by David Macey, in Post-structuralist Classics, ed. Andrew Benjamin, Routledge: New York, 1988, 7-45.

Konstan, D. and Young-Bruehl, E., "Eryximachus' speech in the Symposium," Apeiron 16 (1982), pp. 40-46. 

Kosman, L.A., "Platonic Love," Facets of Plato's Philosophy, ed. W.H. Werkmeister, Van Gorcum: Assen/Amsterdam, 1976, pp.53-69.

Krell, David Farrel, "Knowledge is remembrance: Diotima's instruction at Symposium 207c8 - 208b6," Post-structuralist Classics, ed. Andrew Benjamin, Routledge: London, 1988. 

Lowenstam, S, "Aristophanes' Hiccups," Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, XXVII 1986, pp. 43-56. 

Lowenstam, S, "Paradoxes in Plato's Symposium," Ramus, XIV 1985, pp. 85-104. 

Markus, R.A., "The Dialectic of Eros in Plato's Symposium," in Plato: A Collection of Critical Essays, vol. II, ed. Gregory Vlastos, University of Notre Dame Press: 1971, pp. 132-143.

Mitscherling, J, "Plato's Agathon's Sophocles' Love and Necessity in the Symposium," Phoenix, XXXIX 1985, pp. 375-7.

Morasvcsik, J.M.E., "Reason and Eros in the 'Ascent' Passage of the Symposium, Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, vol. 1, ed. John P. Anton & George Kustas, State University of New York Press: Albany, 1971.

Murray, Oswin, "Sympotic History,"  Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion, Murray, Oswin, ed.,Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1990, pp. 3-13.

Murray, Oswin, "The Affair of the Mysteries:  Democracy and the Drinking Group,"   Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion, Murray, Oswin, ed.,Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1990, pp. 149-161.

Neumann, Harry, "Diotima's Concept of Love," American Journal of Philology, vol. 86 (1965), pp. 33-59.

Neumann, Harry, "On the Comedy of Plato's Aristophanes," American Journal of Philology, vol. 87, no. 348 (1966), pp. 420-426.

Nightingale, Andrea, "The Folly of Praise: Plato's Critique of Encomiastic Discourse in the Lysis  and Symposium," Classical Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 1 (1993), pp. 112-130.

Nussbaum, Martha, "Commentary on Halperin,"  Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium on Philosophy, vol. V (1989), ed. John Cleary and Daniel Shartin, pp. 53-72.

Nussbaum, Martha, The Fragility of Goodness; Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy, Cambridge Univerity Press: Cambridge, 1986.

O'Brien, M. J., "Becoming immortal in Plato's Symposium," Greek Poetry and Philosophy: Studies in honour of Leonard Woodbury, ed. Gerber, D. E., Scholars Press:  Chicago, 1984.

Osborne, Catherine, "Eros, the Socratic Spirit: Inside and Outside the Symposium," in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love, Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1994, pp. 86-116.

Patterson, "The Platonic art of comedy and tragedy," Philosophy and Literature,VI 1982, pp. 76-93. 

Pender, Elizabeth, "Spiritual Pregnancy in Plato's Symposium," Classical Quarterly, XLII 1992, pp. 72-86. 

Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane, "Epithetes cultuelles et interpretation philosophique - Apropos d'Aphrodite Ourania et Pandemos à Athenes," L'Antiquité Classique, LVII 1988, pp. 142-157. 

Plochmann, G.K., "Supporting Themes in the Symposium," Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, vol. 1, ed. John P. Anton & George Kustas, State University of New York Press: Albany, 1971.

Price, A, "Martha Nussbaum's Symposium," Ancient Philosophy, XI 1991, pp. 285-299. 

Price, A. W., Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle, Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1989.

Rosen, Stanley, Plato's Symposium, Yale University Press: NewHaven, CT, 1968.

Salman, Charles, "Anthropogony and theogony in Plato's Symposium," Classical Journal, LXXXVI 1990-1, pp. 214-225. 

Salman, Charles, "Phaedrus' Cosmology in the Symposium, Interpretation, XX 1992-3, pp. 99-116.

Salman, Charles, "The wisdom of Plato's Aristophanes," Interpretation, XVIII 1990-1, pp. 233-250.

Santas, Gerasimos, "Plato's Theory of Eros in the Symposium," in Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love, Basil Blackwell: New York, 1988, pp. 14-57.

Saxonhouse, A. W.,"The net of Hephaestus: Aristophanes' speech in the Symposium," Interpretation,XIII 1985,15-32.

Smith, Janet, "Plato's Use of Myth in the Education of Philosophic Man," Phoenix 40 (1986) 20-34. 

Stewart, J. A., The Myths of Plato, (re-edited with new introduction by G.R. Levy from 1905 edition) Centaur Press Ltd.: Fontwell, Sussex, 1960.

Tecusan, Manuela, "Logos Sympotikos: Patterns of the Irrational in Philosophical Drinking: Plato Outside the Symposium,"  Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion, Murray, Oswin, ed.,Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1990, pp. 238-262.

Tomin, Julius, "Socratic Midwifery," Classical Quarterly 37 (1987) 97-102.

Vernant, Jean-Pierre, "One... Two... Three:  ErÕs,"Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World, eds. Halperin, Winkler, & Zeitlin, Princeton University Press: Princeton , NJ, 1990, pp. 465-478.

Vlastos, Gregory, "The Individual as an Object of Love in Plato,"  Platonic Studies, 2nd printing, Princeton University Press:  Princeton, 1981.

Von Blanckenhagen, Peter, "Stage and Actors in Plato's Symposium," Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, vol.33, no. 1 (1992), ppp. 51-68.

Winkler, John, J., "Laying Down the Law: The Oversight of Men's Sexual Behavior in Classical Athens," Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World, eds. Halperin, Winkler, & Zeitlin, Princeton University Press: Princeton , NJ, 1990, 257-308.