|Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
We continue our encounter with classical rhetoric, focusing on Plato's Republic. Plato's response to the collapse of civic life in his era introduces us to the dialectical tension between utopia and dystopia. This tension emerges when the Republic architecturally and rhetorically separates "others" (including most women) from the public sphere.
Reading: Plato (Republic)
Notes: Summary of The Republic Book Five
Viewing: Star Trek - "The Cloud Minders"
Review Key Terms
Aristophanes, The Clouds - maintained by the Internet Classics Archive
Aristotle, Combined Works
Aristotle, The Politics
Cicero, Combined Works
Isocrates, Combined Works
J.J. O'Donnell, Augustine of Hippo
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