Notes to Plato on Friendship and Eros

1. The proverb is that “good men go uninvited to an inferior man's feast” (Eupolis fr. 289).

2. The relevance of the Protagoras to the Symposium was drawn to my attention by Manuela Teçusan, “Logos Sympotikos,” Oswyn Murray, ed., Sympotica (Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1990).

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