What is the course about?
The course aims to improve your fluency in reading Ancient Greek through the translation of Book X of Plato’ s Republic.
What will we cover?
We will translate, examine and discuss Book X of Plato’ s Republic.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read Plato’s Republic X in the original language;
- appreciate its themes, language and style.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Greek for at least five years. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work; reading and translating original texts, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. General discussion on language, style, main topics, etc. Students will be asked to prepare a portion of the text for each class. Homework: about 3-4 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Any edition of the Republic Book X. Recommended: Plato, Republic X, ed. by John Ferguson (BCP, first edition 1957). ISBN 9781853996825.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 5 advanced in Term 2.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details