I felt this was a must read as I've enjoyed a lot of the thinking that came out of early Greek philosophers. So a story that put me in their time, their way of thinking, even if fictional was of interest to me.
The one niggle in my mind I was left with was what was the meaning of 'winged words' I found that this seems to be a commonly discussed niggle:
However, from my reading of that discussion and the context of it's use fresh in my mind I'd have to say 'Flighty' fits for me as in a quick comeback or with little hesitation. the words didn't last long. Feel free to add your thoughts in response after reading :)
I also enjoyed the narration and the music set into the piece, it gave it a nice feel like I was entering the world of the story.
Some of his language and views on women may cause offense in today's context, but I have to believe that if he were born today he is a broad minded thinker and would have viewed things differently. 'Different times' and such.
Ther is a reason this book has been around all the millennium. Just a plain good story.