POLSCI 403 - Greek Political Thought
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
POLSCI 101 or 302.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course deals with the meaning of democracy in ancient Athens and the significance of the crisis in political thinking during the 5th century BCE. We will read much of Thucydides and then examine the Platonic and Aristotelian attempts to counter the arguments of the Sophists. The course concentrates on careful reading of the relevant texts, most particularly Thucydides, Plato and Aristotle.

POLSCI 403 - Greek Political Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0226469409
The Iliad of Homer, Author: Translated with an introduction by Richmond Lattimore., Publisher: University of Chicago Press repr. 1970
ISBN: 1590171454
War and the Iliad, Author: Simone Weil and Rachel Bespaloff ; translated by Mary McCarthy ; introduction by Christopher Benfey ; essay by Hermann Broch., Publisher: New York Review 2005
ISBN: 0553213431
The complete plays of Aristophanes, Author: edited and with an introduction by Moses Hadas., Publisher: Bantam books Bantam cla 2006
ISBN: 0672603799
Laches and Charmides., Author: Translated, with an introd. and notes, by Rosamond Kent Sprague., Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill 1973
ISBN: 0465069347
The Republic of Plato, Author: translated with notes and an interpretive essay by Allan Bloom., Publisher: Basic Books 2nd ed. 1991
ISBN: 019283407X
The Nicomachean ethics, Author: Aristotle. Transl. by David Ross. Rev. by J. L. Ackrill ...., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 1998
ISBN: 0226026698
the politics, Author: aristotle, Publisher: University of Chicago LORD TRANS 1984
ISBN: 0226307867
Sophocles II, Author: Sophocles, Publisher: University of Chicago GRENE ED 1957
ISBN: 9780394309514
Complete writings: The Peloponnesian war., Author: Thucydides., Publisher: Modern Library 1951
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