Aristotle's Ethics and Politics
Spring 2007 Prof. Cherubin
This image from the always superb Perseus
collection depicts Priam, King of Troy (left) supplicating the Greek
warrior Achilles for the return of the body of Priam's son Hector.
Priam has brought a significant ransom, as was considered appropriate.
It is interesting to note that instead of vilifying this king who led
their enemy, Greek poets and painters generally depicted Priam with
respect and sympathy, as an upstanding leader who must witness the
destruction of his city and the death of his son.
On this page you will find links to several kinds of materials
to our course. If you would like to suggest further links, please
me at rcherubi (at) gmu.edu.
assignments (both required reading and supplementary reading;
notes: discussion of ancient Greek terms
Want to look up more Greek words? Perseus
has an online version of the Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon.
From the main page, click on "Tools" and then on "Dictionary Entry
Lookup." (Note: Perseus has been experiencing server difficulties. If
it is really slow or gives you lots of error messages, try it again at
less-busy times, such as midnight to 6 AM Eastern Time.)