Plato, Protagoras, spring 1965

The transcript of this course was published by the University of Chicago Press as part of the Leo Strauss Transcript Series: Leo Strauss on Plato’s Protagoras, ed. Robert C. Bartlett (University of Chicago Press, 2022).

“Plato’s Political Philosophy: Protagoras,” offered in spring quarter 1965, has 17 sessions with audio files for all of the sessions. Many of the files are taped over the recordings of other courses and the Protagoras session does not start at the beginning of the audiofile. The start time of the Protagoras session is indicated in parentheses following the audiofile number below.

The audiofiles correspond to the sessions as follows: session 1, audio 01, 04; session 2, audio 02, 03; session 3, audio 05, 07 (starts at 8:00); session 4, audio 06, 08 (starts at 7:20); session 5, audio 09, 10 (starts 5:45); session 6, audio 11, 12 (starts 1:00); session 7, audio 13; session 8, audio 15, 16 (starts 4:40); session 9, audio 17, 18 (starts 5:30); session 10, audio 19, 20 (starts 8:18); session 11, audio 21, 22 (starts 2:38); session 12, audio 23, 24 (starts 5:34); session 13, audio 25, 26 (starts 2:11); session 14, audio 27, 28 (starts 4:20); session 15, audio 29, 30 (starts 5:06); session 16, audio 31, 32 (starts 3:56); session 17, audio 33, 34 (starts 11:06).

To download the audiofiles onto your computer:

Click on the file name and the mp3 player opens.
If you’re using a Windows computer:

If you’re using a Mac, holding down the Control key and clicking on the player progress bar will reveal the contextual menu: “Play, Mute, Play Speed, Copy Audio Location, Save Audio As, Email Audio and Inspect Element”

Choose “Save Audio As” and you can rename the file, or leave the name as-is and navigate to where you want the downloaded file to end up.  Click OK and the file downloads to your computer in about two seconds.


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