Two lectures on Plato's Symposium. After an introduction to the treatise and its main themes, there will be a reading of excerpts (in Modern Greek translation), followed by a highly accessible discussion and a Q&A session with the audience.
The lectures will focus on the speeches by Aristophanes, Socrates and Alcibiades, attempting to highlight different approaches to Eros, such as the mythical-allegorical, the philosophical and the pragmatic. The main objective of these lectures is to familiarize the public with a supreme achievement in ancient Greek literature and to explore the problematique arising from the projection of ideas of the past to contemporary men and women.
John Lignades holds a PhD in Classical Philology.
*The lectures will be conducted in Greek.
Simultaneous translation into the Greek Sign Language will be provided.
Friday 10, 24/05 | 19.00 - 20.30