Spring 2017 not offered
We will read selections in Greek from Plato's SYMPOSIUM, the famous dialogue that examines different facets of love and desire. We will read the remaining sections in translation. Additional readings will include Plato's PHAEDRUS and Xenophon's SYMPOSIUM in translation and modern scholarship on these works. Topics we will discuss include the figure of Socrates, the construction of gender roles, masculinity and femininity, the role of reason and desire in the good life, and questions of genre.
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Plato,SYMPOSIUM (in Greek).
Plato, PHAEDRUS (in translation).
Xenophon, SYMPOSIUM (in translation).
Scholarly articles will be posted on Moodle.
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Occasional two-paragraph reading responses.
Mid-term and Final Exams.
Short Final Paper.
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