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Plato’s Republic Book 1 (Intermediate Greek Reading)

Mon. 8pm Eastern

Course Description: The first book of Plato’s Republic is not just the introduction to the world’s greatest work of political philosophy; it’s also a brilliant, self-contained Platonic dialogue of the middle period, rich in dramatic art and inexhaustibly suggestive in its arguments. Additionally, it serves as a lucid exemplar of the purest conversational Attic, an ideal review of Greek grammar.


Level: Intermediate +. The course is intended for those who have studied Ancient Greek grammar and have some experience reading continuous texts.
Textbook: Recommended text is Plato’s Republic I, ed. Steadman, ISBN-13: 978-0984306541, 
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

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Jay Kardan

Jay Kardan holds degrees in classics from Swarthmore College and Yale University. Since joining the Randolph College classics department in 2009, he has taught the full range of classics courses, from Elementary Latin and Greek to advanced reading courses in both languages. In 2011 he founded and taught the Randolph College Summer Latin Institute. In 2015–2017 he taught Greek, Latin, and classical civilization as a visiting professor at Sweet Briar College during that institution’s recovery from its near-death experience. As a freelance editor and translator from French, Italian, and German (as well as the classical languages), he has worked on a variety of projects in classical scholarship and other fields.