Wilfred E. Major, PhD

Wilfred E. Major, PhD Wilfred E. Major is assistant professor of classics at Louisiana State University. Major received a PhD from Indiana University. He works on Greek pedagogy, especially improved curricula for beginning and intermediate classes. He also conducts scurrilous research into ancient Greek Comedy. Major is coauthor with Abigail Roberts of Plato: A Transitional Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2010) and is the author of The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens (The Ohio State University Press, 2013).

Wilfred E. Major, PhD's Books

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  • Plato: A Transitional Reader

    Authors: Wilfred E. Major, Abigail Roberts
    Product Code: 7214
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-721-6

    Description & More Details

    This graded reader helps students make the transition from beginning instruction in Greek to reading unaltered texts of Plato. It features six Greek passages: four extracts from the Republic, the summary of the Republic in the Timaeus, and the beginning of the Euthyphro, which sets the scene for the Apology. Each passage is presented in multiple versions, beginning with a very basic outline and culminating in the passage as Plato wrote it. Passages are accompanied by facing vocabulary and notes. Each unit includes a review of grammar crucial for the passage. Appendices provide two vocabulary lists that help students identify which words to memorize first.