Drawing in particular from Henri Lefebvre’s theory of space and its production—according to which space is conceived as a network of relations between perceived, conceived, and lived experiences—the conclusion situates the arguments of the previous chapters in relationship to the function of the symposium as a social practice. The mosaics, by actively participating in the construction of spatial metaphors, played a crucial role in facilitating the intellectual transformation central to the symposium experience and in creating and solidifying social bonds among the participants. These conclusions suggest that the andron served as a social space in more complex ways than previously understood.
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