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 (sĭm-pō′zē-ăst′, -əst)
A participant in a symposium.
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(Education) a person who takes part in a symposium
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(sɪmˈpoʊ ziˌæst, -əst)

a person who attends or participates in a symposium.
[1650–60; orig. < assumed Greek *symposiastḗs, derivative of symposiázein to drink together]
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symposiast Rare.

a person participating in a symposium.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.symposiast - someone who participates in a symposium
attendee, meeter, attendant, attender - a person who is present and participates in a meeting; "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"
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Unlike the other symposiasts, Alcibiades does not make a speech about the nature of eros but declares his particular and personal love for Socrates: "Alcibiades, asked to speak about eros, talks about one person.
The latter ends with Socrates continuing to lecture his fellow symposiasts into the wee hours even after most have either left or drunkenly passed out, holding forth on the nature of comedy and tragedy, and how a tragic playwright should be equally skilled at writing comedies.
Saints and Symposiasts: The Literature of Food and the Symposium in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Several symposiasts claim that I exaggerate the detrimental effect that hate speech bans can have on the legitimacy of downstream legislation.
Entertainers performed, consorted and conversed with the symposiasts. Wine was the key ingredient in the revelry.
Symposiasts in the late archaic Greek period began hiring trained female slaves to furnish musical entertainment.
"What," we asked our symposiasts, "would you say that we've learned--or ought to have learned--from Waco two decades after the fact?" (7) The answers are complex, but one relatively simple answer can be inferred from the juxtaposition of the Waco symposium and the one on Democracy and Moral Conflict.
But the energy and insight of the Symposiasts testify to a continuing devotion to the project of popular self-government initiated at the Founding.
The "negative racial transference" that aligns the "symposiasts" by turns with Bloom and the Citizen enables a stultifying "denegation," a Freudian concept that describes an "unconscious affirmation in the form of a categorical denial" (233).
The symposium constituted an intimate and convivial after-dinner drinking party, which involved discussions, performances of lyric poetry, verbal and physical games, and erotic activities among the symposiasts (see Murray; Vetta, Poesia).
The finished product, four essays held together by an introductory and concluding meditation, showcases the writing talents of all three symposiasts, who are likely to inspire the most unenthused interpreter of Augustine's eroticism to pick up and read again.
As the title of his 2000 collection has it, he is the poet "left under a cloud," the poet expelled from a world of nymphs and symposiasts, in short the poet ejected from the bar of King's College Cambridge, his haunt during a term as Judith E.

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