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GRK511: Plato's Crito - Intensive

This course begins with a review of beginning Greek that includes readings in Xenophon's Memorabilia and then turns to the study of Plato's Crito, a prose dialogue in which Socrates discusses the p

This course begins with a review of beginning Greek that includes readings in Xenophon's Memorabilia and then turns to the study of Plato's Crito, a prose dialogue in which Socrates discusses the proper response of a citizen condemned unjustly by the laws of his own democratic state. In addition to the philosophical questions the dialogue raises for such concepts as civil disobedience, it offers students the opportunity to advance their understanding of the Greek language by reading one of the greatest prose stylists of antiquity.