Plato's Statesman remains relatively neglected in political theory and in classical philosophy alike. This course elucidates its relevance to key topics in political philosophy, including: the nature of politics as a science, art or craft; its relationship to other arts and sciences that contribute to society and political life; the relationship between knowledge and law; the relationship between ideal theory and non-ideal regimes. We proceed via a close reading of the dialogue in sequence, with Greek texts to hand and used by those with the ability, but Greek not required to participate, and selected secondary readings.