Reading Greek Prose: Plato's Crito|
Fall 2019 not offered
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)
|Examination and Assignments: |
In-class translation and discussion, regular quizzes, midterm and final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have had one year of college Greek or the equivalent. Regular class attendance.