Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception

  Lesher, James, Debra Nails, and Frisbee Sheffield, eds. 2007. Plato's Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception. Hellenic Studies Series 22. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies.

Diagrams and Illustrations

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Chapter Eight

Figure 1. Seating arrangement of the guests at Agathon’s symposion

Figure 2. Historical incidents in the aftermath of Plato’s Symposium

Chapter Fourteen

Figure 1. Anselm Feuerbach, Das Gastmahl des Platon

Figure 2. Pietro Testa, The Drunken Alcibiades

Figure 3. Peter Paul Rubens, The Drunken Alcibiades Interrupting the Symposium

Figure 4. John La Farge, Agathon to Erosanthe (Votive Wreath)

Figure 5. Jean-François-Pierre Peyron, Socrates Leading Alcibiades away from the Dangers of a Sensual Life

Figure 6. Hellenistic marble relief, Youth among the Courtesans

Figure 7. Jean-Baptiste Regnault, Socrates Tearing Alcibiades from the Arms of a Courtesan

Figure 8. Jean-Leon Gerome, Socrates Seeking Alcibiades in the House of Aspasia

Figure 9. Francesco Hayez, Socrates Discovers Alcibiades in the Women’s Quarters

Figure 10. Antonio Canova, Socrates Rescuing Alcibiades at the Battle of Potidaea

Figure 11. Inigo Jones, Heads of Socrates and Alcibiades

Figure 12. Bronze relief, Socrates and Diotima

Figure 13. Jacques-Louis David, Socrates and Diotima

Figure 14. Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates

Figure 15. Miniature, St. John Mounting the Ladder to the Opened Doors of Heaven

Figure 16. Sandro Botticelli, The Seventh Sphere: Saturn

Figure 17. Giovanni di Paolo, The Heaven of Saturn

Figure 18. Sandro Botticelli, Primavera

Figure 19. Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus

Figure 20a. Fresco, arriving symposiasts

Figure 20b. Fresco, funerary banquet

Figure 21. Woodcut after the reverse of a portrait medal by Giovanni da Cavino

Figure 22. Emily Hubley, Children of the Sun

Chapter Fifteen

Figure 1. Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de’ Benci, obverse

Figure 2. Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de’ Benci, reverse