אייל מאיר - פנסילבניה
Herodoos Greek & English
Plato, The Rpublic
IG II2 1672 = Oropos dedicated First Fruits to Eleusis
[google earth and prezi http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topics/google_maps_prezi_integration]
Courses - Fall 2012
Advanced Prose Survey - Sheila (Bridget) Murnaghan, Fisher Bennet Hall 24, Wedensday 14:00-17:00
Read all of Plato's Phaedrus in English (in whatever translation you can get your hands on) and, if possible, the Introduction to Yunis' Greek edition, which we will be using. Think about the dialogue as a text that represents one genre of Greek prose and that plays with and responds to many other forms of prose and poetry. What are the genres that are within Plato's sights and what issues does he raise about their relative merits? Do prose and poetry have clearly different statuses in the literary universe portrayed in the Phaedrus? What sort of picture emerges from the dialogue of the state of Greek literature at the time of its dramatic date (end of the fifth century) and/or time of composition (first half of the fourth century)?