Text Seminar: Plato’s Erotic Dialogues (PHI4128.01)

Karen Gover

In this course we will study in close detail Plato’s two great dialogues on the subject of erotic love. In the first seven weeks, we will focus on The Symposium, and in the second seven weeks we will read The Phaedrus. Our engagement with the primary texts will be supplemented with readings on the history, cultural context, and interpretations of these works. In addition to the readings, writing assignments of different kinds and lengths will be assigned throughout the term, culminating in a substantial interpretive essay.

Prerequisites: Prior work in Social Science or Literature.
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
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