An example of a symposium is a discussion on Shakespeare's later comedies.
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Origin of symposium
- Latin drinking party from Greek sumposion sun- syn- posis drinking pō(i)- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek συμπόσιον (sumposion, “drinking party") from συμπίνω (sumpinō, “drink together") συν- (sun-, “together-") + πίνω (pinō, “drink").