[In Progress] The Music of Plato’s Dialogues with Anne Hall | In-Person Course

Date / Time

  • April 4, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 18, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 2, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 16, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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  • This course is limited to participants who are 18 years of age or older.
  • This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach. 
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  • Registration opens for Delancey Society on March 7, for Rosenbach members on March 14, and for the general public on March 21.

This course is now in progress. Registration is now closed.

Course Description

This course is designed for people who have never read Plato or for people who “did Plato” in college and came away thinking once was enough. Besides being the world’s most famous philosopher, Plato is worth reading because he is shrewd about human nature and because he shows an artistic sense of the structure of a story. The readings will include three short dialogues from Plato’s early period (the Euthyphro, the Apology, the Crito) and three longer dialogues from his middle period (the probing Meno, the comic Symposium, and the beautiful Phaedrus). 

Syllabus for Plato’s Dialogues

About the Instructor

Anne Hall taught for 25 years in the English department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, another 18 years in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania, and for the Rosenbach, has led courses on Mann’s The Magic Mountain and Doktor Faustus, Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady and The Ambassadors.