My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Excellent intro in this edition that sets the stage, provides historical background, and offers insight and analysis into the dialogue. Between that and my introduction to Plato with The Phaedrus in my Philosophy course, I was prepared to tackle The Symposium, and I rather enjoyed it. Love is always an intriguing topic, in my opinion, and the various opinions shared on it through the dialogue are fascinating. I felt there was an overall light tone to the dialogue, and I settled in feeling like I was sitting around with these friends, lying on my own couch, and enjoying the symposium.