In order to begin my path on fully understanding Plato and the Classical Greek culture that he engaged with, I will have to learn Ancient Greek, in order to read Plato’s texts as well as the other seminal texts the emerge from Classical Athens that have a great deal of bearing on the social and political theory that Plato engages with. I hope to have a deep enough understanding of Plato as a thinker, who is engaging with the environment of Classical Athens, to be able to discern Plato’s thought from modifications to his philosophy that have been made by the many generations of subsequent thinkers, who have engaged with Plato’s work. Ultimately, I plan to use introductory Ancient Greek as the first step in pursuing further study of classical languages in a post-baccalaureate program. I will then apply to either a PhD. in Clas...
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...lato will be further enlightened by reading his work in its original language.
Ultimately, attaining the ability to read the texts produced by Classical Greeks will begin to put me on equal footing with the contemporary scholars, who engage with this work in its original language. Not only would I be provided with a richer understanding of the writings of the Classical Greek authors by reading their original language, but I could directly engage with contemporary scholarship that addresses Classical Athens and Plato’s thought. I would greatly appreciate receiving a Summer Language Scholarship in order to begin pursuing my studies of the Ancient Greek language. The scholarship will help provide me with the essential first step in furthering my education and ultimately will help me to further contribute to the academic studies of Classical Athens and Plato’s thought.
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