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  • a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations

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  • a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations

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Symposium Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A symposium (plural: symposia) was a drinking party in Ancient Greece. Guests were males. Well bred women did not attend. Boys or slave girls served the food and drink, danced, juggled, played music, or otherwise entertained the assembly. These servers were usually nude. The symposium was an aristocratic institution often held to celebrate a young man's entry into adult society, an athletic victory, or a poetic achievement. It was an occasion for male conversation and debate. Party-goers reclined on couches and pillows. Guests played a game called kottabos, wrestled, and held song contests. A symposium is described in Plato's The Symposium. The party is attended by Socrates and the young, drunken, and nearly nude Alcibiades.



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  • Symposium hopes to raise awareness of rare diseases
    SALT LAKE CITY – One in ten Utahns has or will be diagnosed with a rare disease. The inaugural Utah Rare Disease Day Symposium hope to raise awareness for those who have a rare disease. The symposium was sponsored in part by the National Organization for Rare Disorders and held at the University of Utah. […] Read more on this news related to 'Symposium'
  • REGIONAL: Livestock symposium features video contest
    The annual New Jersey Breeder’s Livestock Symposium will feature a sheep and goat video contest and film festival this year. Read more on this news related to 'Symposium'
  • Symposium at Avanthi today
    A one-day national-level technical symposium will be held at Avanthi College of Engineering and Technology at Cherukupalli of Bhogapuram mandal in Vizianagaram district on Saturday.Chairman... Read more on this news related to 'Symposium'

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