2017-2018 Catalog

PHIL 205 Introduction to Ancient Thought

An examination of the problems in moral and political philosophy created by and resulting from the historical events surrounding Athens in the 5th Century B.C. The course will examine historical writings (Herodotus Thucydides), Greek tragedy, Pre-Socratic thought, and Plato and developments in art with as much reference as possible to their social and economic contexts.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800
  • Regional Focus