Reading Greek Prose: Plato's Crito|
We will read the Crito, one of Plato's dialogues that together with his Apology and the Phaedo constitute some of our major sources about Socrates' role in Athens, his trial and conviction to death, and his own approach to death and the good life. In the Crito Socrates addresses the essence of law, the limits of tolerance, and the very notion of civil disobedience. Throughout the semester our goal will be to explore these questions while working closely with the original text to increase steadily the facility and speed with which you read and enjoy Greek. We will also read a selection of scholarly articles.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CCIV)(CLAS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. J. Burnet (ed) Plato: Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito. OUP
2. G. P. Rose, Plato Crito (2nd Edition) - Bryn Mawr Commentaries
3. Liddell, H.G. and Scott, R., An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. 7th ed., OUP
4. Hansen and Quinn, Greek: An Intensive Course
|Examination and Assignments: |
In-class translation and discussion, regular quizzes, midterm and final.
Discussion of scholarly articles; occasional short written responses to them.
One presentation or group translation exercise.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have had one year of college Greek or the equivalent. Regular class attendance.
|Instructor(s): Visvardi,Eirene Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: DWNY208; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 2|