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GRK521: Plato's Apology - Intensive

Students read Plato's Apology in its entirety.

Students read Plato's Apology in its entirety. While continuing the study of Greek prose grammar and style, this course presents students with the fundamental challenge of Plato's Socrates, a thinker who refused to expound doctrine but demanded that his listeners think for themselves and remain tirelessly dedicated to arriving as close to the truth as possible. Plato masterfully recreates for the reader this challenge to live the examined life, with all its humbling puzzles and acknowledgements of ignorance.