Summer 2020 Reading Assignment

For admitted students planning to enroll, as well as students on the wait list:

In preparation for the first seminar meetings in each course, you will want to complete the following summer reading assignments before you arrive on campus:

DS Philosophy

From Plato, Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, trans. G.M.Grube, revised by John M. Cooper (Hackett, 2002); please read: Euthyphro and Meno.

DS Historical and Political Thought

From Herodotus, The History, trans. David Grene (University of Chicago Press, 1987); please read: Book 1, chapters 1-91; Book 3, chapters 27-38, 61-89; Book 6, chapters 94-140; Book 7, chapters 1-60; 99-124.

DS Literature

Please read: Homer, Iliad, trans. Robert Fagles (Penguin Classics, 1998). We also strongly suggest you make a good start on Homer, Odyssey, trans. Emily Wilson (W.W. Norton, 2018; paperback).