Study Greek in a vivid dialogue written by one of the world's earliest philosophers: Plato.

When | Saturday 24 February 2024, 10.30am - c.3.30pm

Where | Alban Room

Cost | £29 

Tutor | Anthony ArmstrongClassics Tutor 

One of four dialogues Plato wrote on the final days of his mentor and teacher Socrates, the Apology depicts the philosopher's defence in an Athenian court against the two main charges laid to his account in 399 BC: "corrupting the youth" and "impiety". Full of antagonistic wit and plainness of speech, the dialogue presents Socrates as steadfast in his convictions and ready to face his eventual punishment at the direction of his fellow citizens: death.

Selections from the work will be read in the original Greek and discussion on the content of the dialogue will be encouraged. Help with vocabulary, syntax and grammar will be given.

Do not worry if you have not attended the other two day-courses: a brief re-cap of the previous events in the narrative will be given before we set out into the final part of the dialogue.

Please note that this event will not be recorded.

How to Book

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