By approaching the texts of Plato, successful students will learn techniques of reading Greek prose literature with subtlety and precision.
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method with specific reference to the texts of Plato.
Successful students will understand the place of Plato in the literary history of Classical antiquity and locate his work in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Close Reading in the Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Plato through close reading in the original language and express this in examinations and essays