While I was at my Alma Mater, I gave Ovid II a copy of Postmodern Platos: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Strauss, Derrida as a graduation gift. He thought we should read it together, over skype; an idea to which I heartily agreed. The book is by Catherine Zuckert, the woman who wrote Plato's Philosophers (a work which I discuss so frequently on this blog). I am not yet sure whether it falls within the classics parameters of this blog, but I shall find out.
Coming soon also: the sixth and final installment of "Dates in the Platonic Corpus" and some translation, probably including Horace 1.38.
- "Plato's Pharmacy" is a fabulously engaging essay. I highly recommend it. If you don't like the PDF version linked to there (from http://users.polisci.wisc.edu/avramenko/Methods/Derrida_PlatosPharmacy.pdf), there is also a version at Scribd and here. Do read Plato's Phaedrus first, if you have not read it.