GRS 379

Early Greek Thought

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Also: PHIL 379

Formerly: PHIL 381

Examination of early Greek thought as embodied in Hesiod and Presocratics such as Heraclitus, Anaxagoras, Parmenides and Democritus. These figures may be considered in the context of historical and literary writings of their society (e.g., works by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Thucydides). Topics may include: distinctions among myth, science and philosophy; notions of law, morality and causality; the influence of early Greek thought on later thinkers.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GRS 379, CLAS 379, PHIL 379, PHIL 381.
  • Does not presuppose a background in either Greek and Roman studies or Philosophy.


Undergraduate course in Greek and Roman Studies offered by the Department of Greek and Roman Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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