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Ruby Blondell
CLAS 422
Seattle Campus

Intellectual History of Classical Greece

Uses Plato's Republic as a core text to explore a range of issues of ancient and contemporary interest, such as justice, political theory, education, gender, and the nature of the soul. Besides the Republic and other works of Plato, reading are taken from Homer, Hesiod, the dramatists, and other authors. Taught in English.

Class description

A general introduction to classical Greek intellectual history, using literary and philosophical texts. The course is organized by topics, following Plato's *Republic* as a core text and using additional readings from philosophy, epic, drama, and other sources. The topics to be explored are: The Heroic Code, Justice, Political Theory, Literature and Education, The Soul, Gender, Knowledge and Reality.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture/discussion

Recommended preparation

There are no prerequisites for this course. Background in ancient Greek history, literature, philosophy or mythology is helpful, but not necessary.

Class assignments and grading

Reading, midterm, final, paper.

midterm 30% final exam 30% paper 20% participation 20%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ruby Blondell
Date: 12/02/2012