Focus on the final scene in Plato's Symposium leads to consideration of the relationship between tragedy and comedy in Plato's composition of dialogues and thought. The tragic poet and comic poet are the same person; Plato combines tragedy and comedy in his portrait of Socrates.
Diskin Clay presented "The Tragic and Comic Poet of the Symposium" to the meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the American Philological Association in Chicago in 1974. A revised version was published in Arion NS 2 (1975) 238-261, and reprinted in J. P. Anton & A. Preus, eds. 1983. Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy vol. 2, SUNY Press, 321-339. For information about the author, see: https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-diskin-clay