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Course Description

Summer 2023 • Grade 7 and above • Philosophy Sequence

For reference only; see current year course listing for course availability and details.

Plato’s Symposium

Another in a series of courses going through individual dialogues of Plato, though it does not depend on participation in any of the previous courses. This one is an account of a long-past party where discussion centers around the many aspects of love.

We will read through the dialogue several times, and discuss the ideas and themes of the various parts, both in and of themselves and with respect to the surrounding political and cultural markers. For further information see the external course website.

Students who would like to read the dialogue in Greek, as a whole or in part. should contact Dr. McMenomy, and we can work out a reading schedule.

Course Website: Plato’s Symposium

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructors: Bruce McMenomy and Karl Oles

Starts: June 12, 2023
Ends: August 18, 2023

Thursday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET

Tuition: $250.00



Recommended background

The dialogue requires a certain maturity for students; parents are encouraged to monitor this. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the teachers.

Textbooks and Materials

This item is required:

Symposium [Edition or Version: 1], Authors: Plato, Robin Waterfield (tr.)

ISBN: 0199540195

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore

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