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Unformatted text preview: Eryximachus. The next person to talk is Aristophanes, the most famous playwright of ancient Greece. He is a comic dramatist. He gives a definition of love -we were originally not male or female, we were one entity that had two backs. Then Agathon speaks (this is Agathons party. He has had his first triumph at the lenaea, which took place in 416 BCE). Socrates then speaks as Diotima. Then Alcibiades speaks. He is a tremendous general who was fired. Erastes is the older man, euromanos is the younger one. Erastes is the lover, euromanos is the beloved. The same sex convention means the older gets pleasure and the younger gets knowledge....
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