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Philosophically Correct Entertainment

Duncan Kinder "Duncan Kinder"
The list author says: "How to entertain or to be entertained is an important theme in much literature."
The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
"Plato's famous discourse on love is not a stereotypical Socratic dialogue but rather takes place at a dinner party."
The Laws (Penguin Classics)
The Laws (Penguin Classics)
"Considers whether drinking parties can be educational."
Xenophon's Symposium, With Notes
Xenophon's Symposium, With Notes
"Another view of the Socratic party."
El Convivio (Spanish Edition)
El Convivio (Spanish Edition)
"Dante uses serving food as trope for conveying knowledge."
The Cocktail Party
The Cocktail Party
"T. S. Eliot shows how a failed cocktail party can lead to deeper truth."
Alcestis: A Play
Alcestis: A Play
"The inspiration for Eliot's cocktail party. Hercules, a well-treated guest, rescues his host from a fate worse than death."
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
"The entire Odyssey involves host/guest relationships.  Two extreme examples, Polyphemus was a terrible host while the suitors wore out their welcome, to say the least."
The Learned Banqueters, Volume I: Books 1-3.106e (Loeb Classical Library)
The Learned Banqueters, Volume I: Books 1-3.106e (Loeb Classical Library)
The Learned Banqueters, Volume II: Books 3.106e-5 (Loeb Classical Library)
The Learned Banqueters, Volume II: Books 3.106e-5 (Loeb Classical Library)
The Learned Banqueters, Vol. 3: Books 6-7 (Loeb Classical Library) (Volume III)
The Learned Banqueters, Vol. 3: Books 6-7 (Loeb Classical Library) (Volume III)
The Learned Banqueters, IV, Books 8-10.420e (Loeb Classical Library) (Volume IV)
The Learned Banqueters, IV, Books 8-10.420e (Loeb Classical Library) (Volume IV)
The Learned Banqueters, V, Books 10.420e-11 (Loeb Classical Library) (Volume V)
The Learned Banqueters, V, Books 10.420e-11 (Loeb Classical Library) (Volume V)
The Learned Banqueters, Volume VI: Books 12-13.594b (Loeb Classical Library)
The Learned Banqueters, Volume VI: Books 12-13.594b (Loeb Classical Library)
The Learned Banqueters, Volume VII: Books 13.594b-14 (Loeb Classical Library)
The Learned Banqueters, Volume VII: Books 13.594b-14 (Loeb Classical Library)
Plutarch: Moralia, Volume VIII, Table-talk, Books 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library No. 424)
Plutarch: Moralia, Volume VIII, Table-talk, Books 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library No. 424)
Plutarch: Moralia, Volume IX, Table-Talk, Books 7-9. Dialogue on Love (Loeb Classical Library No. 425)
Plutarch: Moralia, Volume IX, Table-Talk, Books 7-9. Dialogue on Love (Loeb Classical Library No. 425)
From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World
From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World
A Feast of Words: Banquets and Table Talk in the Renaissance
A Feast of Words: Banquets and Table Talk in the Renaissance
Leo Strauss On Plato's Symposium
Leo Strauss On Plato's Symposium
Plato's Symposium (Carthage Reprint)
Plato's Symposium (Carthage Reprint)
The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images of Wine and Ritual (Princeton Legacy Library)
The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images of Wine and Ritual (Princeton Legacy Library)
The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet
The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet
Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion (Clarendon Paperbacks)
Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion (Clarendon Paperbacks)
The Symposion in Ancient Greek Society and Thought
The Symposion in Ancient Greek Society and Thought
The Imagery of the Athenian Symposium
The Imagery of the Athenian Symposium