I audited one of Benardete's courses on Plato's Republic. It was undoubtedly the best class I ever attended in graduate school.but the family cannot exist in all its dignity if it is subordinate to the city.— Seth Benardete (@seth_benardete) March 31, 2017
As a side note, I learned the importance of smoking a pipe while teaching. Whenever Benardete needed a pause to think he would puff on his pipe. At the time it seemed an elegant way to gain time.