Courses: Plato and Thucydides (GREKB201001)

Fall 2011

Class Number: 1355
This course is designed to introduce the student to two of the greatest prose authors of ancient Greece, the philosopher, Plato, and the historian, Thucydides. These two writers set the terms in the disciplines of philosophy and history for millennia, and philosophers and historians today continue to grapple with their ideas and influence. The brilliant and controversial statesman Alcibiades provides a link between the two texts in this course, and we examine the ways in which both authors handle the figure of Alcibiades as a point of entry into the comparison of the varying styles and modes of thought of these two great writers.
Div: III, Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI) Haverford: Humanities (HU)

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1355 Div: III; CI; HU


Greek (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, CARP13

Meeting Times

MWF 12:00pm-1:00pm