TelePaideia Courses Fall 2016

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Fall 2016 semester runs for ten weeks and begins the week of September 25th. To enroll, please fill out the form linked at the bottom of the page and pay by credit card. Information about Google Hangout technology and instructions on how to join the classes will be emailed one week before the start of the class.

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for Telepaideia courses. Students interested in taking the course for CEU credit should indicate this on their application and will be asked to submit a short (1/2-page) written reflection at the end of the course.

Conversational Latin and Greek

Conversational Latin for Beginners

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language.  
Level: This course is intended for beginning Latin speakers who know the basics of Latin grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Section 1: Mondays at 7pm EST. Section 2: Mondays at 8pm EST. Section 3: Sundays at 3pm EST. Section 4 (FULL): Tuesdays at 9pm EST. NB: Section 3 will begin the week of October 9th.
InstructorSusan Rasmussen (Sections 1 and 2), Jonathan Arrington (Section 3), and David Hewett (Section 4).
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate Conversational Latin: Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis (FULL)

Course Description: Students in this course will read Petroius' Cena Trimalchionis. This text will serve as material and as inspiration for practicing extemporaneous conversation in Latin.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate Latin speakers.
Textbook: Hans Orberg's edition, available here and here.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Suetonius' De vita Caesarum

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language. Students will read and discuss the text in Latin.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 2pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Plautus

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language. Students will read and discuss the text in Latin.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Conversational Greek for Beginners (FULL)

Course Description: This Ancient Greek conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Greek as an active language.  
Level: This course is intended for beginner Greek speakers who know the basics of Greek grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Sundays at 2pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Greek

Course Description: This Ancient Greek conversation class is designed to allow participants with an advanced working knowledge to practice speaking Greek as an active language. The discussions will include a number of subjects like the importance of myths and cultural memory in ancient societies based on the example of Roman mythology; but also different aspects of religion, history, politics and philosophy will be discussed. Thus, the students will practice the active use of the language and increase their vocabulary in these topics. 
Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Sundays at 12pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intensive Latin and Greek

These intensive Latin and Greek courses are offered for complete beginners.  They cover all of Latin and Greek grammar in ten weeks, and prepare students to read texts at an intermediate level.  TelePaideia intensive courses use both traditional presentation of Latin and Greek grammar in English and spoken Latin and Ancient Greek teaching techniques.

Intensive Latin 

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to the Latin language.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Lingua Latina per se Illustrata (here), and three companion books (herehere, and here).
Schedule: Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 5pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intensive Greek 

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to Ancient Greek.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Learn to Read Greek Parts 1&2 (and their accompanying workbooks) by Keller and Russell (here and here).
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8pm EST 
InstructorDavid Hewett
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

Composition Courses

Latin Composition

Course Description: In this course, students with a thorough grounding in Latin grammar will learn to compose their own original work.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate to advanced students.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 2pm EST
InstructorRoberto Salazar
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Reading Courses

Texts in these classes are read in Latin or Greek and discussed in English. 

Latin Sight Reading (FULL)

Course Description: In this course, students will get regular practice and training in reading at sight, with no preparation. This course is particularly geared towards those interested in participating in a Paideia program in the future, or for those who have already done so and would like to maintain their skill level.
Level: This course is intended for students with beginning to intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Thursdays at 2pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Charles McNamara
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Iter Subterraneum Nicolai Klimii (FULL)

Course Description: A traditional reading-and-translation course, designed for intermediate to advanced Latin students. Ludvig Holberg's Iter Subterraneum Nicolai Klimii is a sci-fi novel published in the mid 18th-century featuring a spelunker who falls into a cave only to find himself rotating around a planet within the earth's crust populated by intelligent trees who live in an arboreal utopia called Potu. The work is written in sparkling Latin prose rife with classical allusion, and is a great way to explore Neo-Latin.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Jon Meyer
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Tacitus' Annales 13

Course DescriptionIn this course we will study the 13th book of Tacitus' Annales, which covers the first five years of the reign of Nero. Major topics of this book include the struggle for influence over the young emperor between on one side Agrippina and Pallas, mother and powerful freedman, and on the other Seneca and Burrus, tutor and commander of the praetorian guard and the military exploits of the general Corbulo against the Parthian empire. Depending on the interest of participants, we will endeavor to read either the entire book (c. 3.5 pages per session), half of the book (c. 1.75 pages per session), in which cases we will focus on particularly interesting or challenging passages in session, or we will read slowly from the beginning, analyzing and describing every syllable before we move on.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Wednesdays at 9pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorDavid Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: The Apocalypse: A Very Visual Koiné

Course Description: A traditional reading course in which we will read selections from the Bible pertaining to the Apocalypse.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Sundays at 2pm EST. NB: This course will begin the week of October 9th.
Tuition: $200
InstructorJonathan Arrington
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: The Gospel of Luke

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss roughly half of the Gospel of Luke. A course in the spring will pick up where this course leaves off.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Thursdays at 9pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Homer's Odyssey

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss Books 9 and 10 of the Odyssey. This course would serve as a good introduction to Homer for those who have learned Greek grammar but have not yet read Homer. Students who took the Iliad course this past summer are also more than welcome to join this course.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Steadman's edition of Odyssey 9-12 is available in PDF form for free here, or for print on demand here.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Modern Language Courses for Classicists

These language courses, taught by French, German, Italian, and Greek classicists, allow participants to read and discuss great works of French, German, Italian, and Modern Greek in the target language.

Italian for Classicists

Course Description: This course is designed for those with an intermediate knowledge of the language. Texts are tailored to the interests of the students involved, and can include anything from poetry to classical scholarship.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 12:10pm EST
InstructorMaria Louisa De Seta
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

French for Classicists

Course Description: An intermediate-advanced French course on French classical scholarship taught in French.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 2pm EST
InstructorRoberto Salazar
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students

German for Classicists

Course Description: This course is designed for those with an intermediate knowledge of the language. Texts are tailored to the interests of the students involved, and can include anything from poetry to classical scholarship.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 2pm EST
InstructorJochen Schultheiß
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Modern Greek for Classicists

Course Description: A course designed for students who know Ancient Greek and would like to learn the modern Greek language.
Level: This course is intended for beginners with knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Modern Greek Reading Course: Modern Greek Aestheticism: God in Exile, Homeward Bound

Course Description: This course focuses on the late 19th century Greek Aesthetes. Like their British contemporaries (such as Oscar Wilde, who we will also read in translation), the Aesthetes of Athens tried to reformulate the idea of classicism into a radical ideal. The prose of Episkopopoulos, Rodokanakis, and, above all, Giannopoulos transformed the study of Classical Greece into a productive mode of art. 
Level: This course is intended for those with some experience in Classical and Modern Greek, though English translations will be provided.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Sanskrit

Sanskrit 1

Course Description: This course is an introduction to Classical Sanskrit. We will begin by translating simple sentences but will quickly move on to adapted texts.
Level: This course is intended for complete beginners.
Textbook: Walter Maurer, The Sanskrit Language: An Introductory Grammar and Reader (available here).
Schedule: Mondays at 6pm EST
Instructor: Joseph Conlon
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Sanskrit 2

Course Description: This course is intended for students who have completed Telepaideia's Introduction to Sanskrit.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate students of Sanskrit. If you are interested in the course, but aren't sure what level you might fall into, email info@paideia-institute.org.
Textbook: Walter Maurer, The Sanskrit Language: An Introductory Grammar and Reader (available here).
Schedule: Mondays at 7:30 EST
InstructorJoseph Conlon
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

 

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