Lectures will be given live and also made available on Echo360. Visual materials used in lectures will be taken from the main Unit Booklet and/or made available as PDF files on iLearn. Brief bibliographies, lists of people, places and technical terms will be made available for each lecture on iLearn.
A computer and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, as most Unit documents are provided in PDF format. This software is freely available on the Internet. Please consult the Unit Convenor for any further, more specific requirements.
Face-to-face Tutorials will be held for Internal students; for External students there will be regular postings on iLearn and discussion on the Online Forum. External students who can come to Internal tutorials are welcome to do so.
Lectures and Tutorials:
Lecture times: Monday 9am, W6B 345, Wednesday 12 midday, W6B 325.
Tutorial times (as at mid-July 2017): Monday 10am, X5B 136; Wednesday 1pm, W6B 382.
Books you will need:
The required Text Books for the Unit are as follows:
T. Irwin, Classical Thought, Oxford, 1989
The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists, ed. R. Waterfield, Oxford, 2000.
Plato – Protagoras and Meno, trans. A. Beresford, Penguin, 2005, and The Symposium, trans. R. Waterfield, Oxford, 1994.
Aristotle – The Politics, trans. T.A. Sinclair, Penguin, 1962.
Lucretius – On The Nature of the Universe, trans. R. Melville, Oxford, 1997.
Seneca – Letters from a Stoic, trans. R. Campbell, Penguin, 1969.
St Augustine – Confessions, trans. H. Chadwick, Oxford, 1991.
I am aware that this is a larger number of books than are usually set as required texts, but (a) they are all used for tutorial work / short paper topics, and (b) they are mostly very inexpensive. Hopefully, they are books you will find you go back to even outside the boundaries of the Unit.