In a symposion, music played an important role. It was through music that the traditions were
perpetuated and the young men were educated. We see this in several ancient Greek texts, from
Homer to Athenaeus. Music also has a significant role in Plutarch’s Convivium Septem Sapientium.
In this brief paper, my aim is to examine the use that Plutarch makes of musical themes in that
dialogue. In the end, I intend to show that music marks Plutarch’s way of thinking and style.