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CLAS 720 : The Sophists

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in classics or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to the sophistic movement in ancient Greece in the fifth century BCE. Course will cover most of the major sophists (Protagoras, Prodicus, Antiphon, Gorgias) and their contributions to theology, study of language, literary theory, politics and ethics.
Units: 3
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