I was told that when he came into the room, he was like the rising sun. In the face of his light everybody got up –even those who had just been awaken by the charming sound of his voice– and venerated him and shook hands with such an admirable craftsman who was able to nourish both the soul and the body. His words, like nectar shared by honorable men, anointed those manly chests and opened them to a perception which was worthy of worship and remembrance. For this reason, I wish to offer a written testimony, which nobody has ever read so far: the speech by the cook in Plato´s Symposium on the occasion of that renowned party at Agathon´s house over which so much has been speculated since then.
Keywords: Plato | Cookery | Love | Symposium