APOLLPODORUS, and an unnamed F R I E N D to whom he narrates at second-hand the conversation of the following, which has been reported to him by ARISTODEMUS, a disciple of Socrates
AGATHON, a tragic poet, at whose house the party takes place
PHAEDRUS, a hypochondriac literary man
PAUSANIAS, Agathon's lover
ERYXIMACHUS, a doctor
ARISTOPHANES, the comic poet
ALCIBIADES, brilliant, dissolute, and notorious, now at the zenith of his power in Athens.