Telepaideia Courses Fall 2018

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Fall 2018 semester runs for ten weeks: from the week of September 24th to the week of December 3rd. To enroll, please fill out the form linked at the bottom of the page and pay by credit card. Information about Google Meet technology and instructions on how to join the classes will be emailed in the 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 enrollment form 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: Tuesdays at 3:00 pm EST (Morehouse). Section 2: Wednesdays at 3:00pm EST (Morehouse). Section 3: Thursdays 7:00pm EST (Sweet) FULL
InstructorAndrew Morehouse, Michael Sweet 
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Intermediate Conversational Latin

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language. This will be done by means of guided conversation, reading selections, and interactive activities. It is expected that participants have at least an intermediate-level mastery of Latin grammar and some experience speaking Latin.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Section 1: Tuesdays at 4:30 pm EST. Section 2: Wednesdays at 4:30 pm EST. 
InstructorAndrew Morehouse
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Latin: Cicero's De Senectute

Course DescriptionIn this conversational practice group, we shall read and discuss selections (about half of the entire work) from Cicero's famous dialogue concerning old age.  Participants will spend sessions reading passages aloud and explaining/discussing them in simpler Latin.  We shall also spend time discussing the themes and greater context of Cicero's philosophical work.
LevelThis course is intended for those with a solid knowledge of Latin grammar, and at least some experience speaking Latin in an immersion environment.  Advanced speakers seeking an opportunity for extended practice are also very welcome.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.  
Schedule: Tuesdays at 9pm EST.
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Advanced Conversational Latin: Tacitus’s Historiae

Course DescriptionTacitus' Historiae tell the story of the Flavian dynasty, dealing with the dynasty's rise and fall. Less than half of the work survives, but the remaining books contain a detailed description of the so-called year of the four emperors, the civil war that erupted in 69 AD after the death of Nero, the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, Vespasian's victory over Vitellius, the foundation of a new dynasty and the first year of emperor Vespasian's reign. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Tacitus' Historiae in the original language.
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 

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 2 pm EST.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. This section is now full.

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

Advanced Conversational Greek: Plutarch's Life of Antony

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Plutarch's account of Antony's life in the original language. Marc Antony, one of Caesar's most trusted friends, Roman general and triumvir, the lover of Cleopatra is one of the most fascinating political figures in the history of Rome. After Caesar's death in 44 BC, Antony became the leader of the Caesarian party, but it soon turned out that he had a competitor in Octavian who had been adopted by Caesar in his will. This competition proved fatal for him eventually, and with Antony dead, no one stood in Octavian's way to create his new political system, the principate.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Fridays 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: Wheelock's Latin (be sure to purchase the 7th edition) and Thirty-Eight Latin Stories. Recommended:1) Wheelock Workbook, 2) Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, Pars I: Familia Romana
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:00pm 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 Thursday at 7:00pm EST.
Instructor: Brandon Bark 
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Courses for High School Teachers and Students 

Conversational Aeneid Book 1 for Teachers - FULL 

Course Description: Join us to discuss Book 1 of the Aeneid in Latin, as Latin. No translation. We will employ such techniques as paraphrase and summary as we read Book 1 of this timeless text together. Feel free to use any copy of the text. 
Textbook: Students should have access to the syllabus text in Latin.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Beginning Conversational Latin for High School Teachers - FULL

Course DescriptionWould you like to use more spoken Latin in your classes, but have not yet felt ready? This course provides you the opportunity to start speaking the language you have been reading and teaching, before you try it out with your students. The course covers such topics as greetings and leave-takings, speaking about the classroom, speaking about the school, the weather, working with textbooks and text, giving and understanding directions.  
Level: This course is intended for high school teachers of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students. This section is now full. 

 

Composition Courses

Latin Prose 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.
Level: This course is intended for high school teachers of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 4pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorRoberto Salazar
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Reading Courses

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

Latin: Orberg's Sermones Romani - FULL

Course DescriptionA traditional reading course using Orberg's Sermones Romani, an anthology of texts from a variety of authors and periods.
LevelThis course is intended for students with an intermediate knowledge of Latin, particularly for those who have learned Latin grammar and are looking for more experience reading authentic texts. 
Textbook: Ørberg's Sermones Romani
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students. This section is now full. 

Latin: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura

Course Description: This class reads and translates Lucretius' On the Nature of Things. We shall read the poem in order over a series of Telepaideia terms. Students may join the course at the beginning of any term without having participated in previous terms. The current term will begin where the Summer term leaves off, TBA. 
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: The text may be found online here.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorDavid Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Latin: Cicero's First Catilinarian

Course DescriptionAt the pinnacle of Cicero's political career, the state was threatened by a figure who was characterized by his audacia and desire for novas res: Catiline. In this course, we will read Cicero's First Catilinarian using Ørberg's student edition. The goal of this course will be to read, understand, and also discuss the precarious situation of the Catilinarian conspiracy and aspects of Ciceronian rhetoric Latine (quantum possumus). 
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Ørberg's student edition
Schedule: Sundays at 2:00pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Andrew Morehouse
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Latin Sight Reading

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 intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 6:30pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students.

 

Greek: Homer's Odyssey 16 

Course Description:The Reunion of Telemachos with Odysseus.  In this Greek reading group, we shall read, translate, and discuss the entirety of book 16 of the Odyssey, along with the first part of book 17.  This course is a continuation of previous reading courses on the Odyssey, though new participants are always very welcome.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. Recommended:the second volume of WB Stanford's commentary on the Odyssey

Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST

Instructor:  Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.  

Greek: Plato's Apology 

Course Description: This class is a continuous reading and translating line by line of the indicated masterpiece of Attic prose (which is the best extant window into the mind of Socrates), with close attention to grammar/syntax, the logic of the argument, and historical context. It is best suited to those who have completed an Intensive Greek course or equivalent. This semester we will resume from the point where the Summer semester left off: 36 b3. New students are expected to have read at least thus far in any translation(s). Sight reading is not required, home preparation is essential.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
InstructorArkadi Choufrine
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

New Testament Greek: The Parables of Jesus

Course Description: In this reading group, we shall read, translate, and discuss various excerpts taken from the parables of Jesus as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels, with particular emphasis on the Gospels of Matthew and Mark.
Level: This courses is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
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: Italian for Classicists is a language class for learners of Italian, which focuses on developing all language skills (reading, writing, understanding and speaking) for the purpose of engaging in written/oral communication on topics related to the field of Classics. Students will read modern or classical pages of scholarship in Italian and perfection their understanding and use of the academic language. The reading sections and grammar are tailored around the students and their interests.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages. Basic understanding of spoken Italian and intermediate understanding of written passages is necessary.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8:30am EST
InstructorMaria Luisa 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: Wednesdays at 11am 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: Sundays at 4pm 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: Tuesdays 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: Thursdays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Modern Greek Reading Course: Women of Homer in Oscar Wilde

Course DescriptionA classicist well influenced by Plato and Aristotle’s Ethics on his major work The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde studied classics at Magdalen College, Oxford. As an undergraduate there, he decided to write a long essay surveying the chapter “Women of Homer” from John Addington Symonds’s Studies of the Greek Poets. But young Wilde’s project became bigger than he expected. It was August 1876, an inspiring vacation in Ireland, and he ended up writing an unfinished idiosyncratic introduction to the major of Homer’s heroines. First published by the Oscar Wilde Society and edited by Thomas Wright and Donald Mead, Women of Homer is Oscar Wilde’s earliest surviving prose work, his first attempt at reviewing, with all the later elements of Aesthetic Philosophy that define him in his work The critic as artist. Together we will read a modern greek translation of the text, along with the original, despite the negative opinions on Wilde’s essay that Mr. Daniel Mendelsohn has expressed.
Level: This is a course of advanced Modern Greek translation.  
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Sundays at 1pm EST 
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students 

Enroll

To register for a Telepaideia course, please fill out this enrollment form and pay by credit card. There are no refunds for Telepaideia courses, but tuition credit can be applied to a future semester. If you have any questions, please email info@paideia-institute.org.

 

Enrollment for Fall 2018 is now closed. Check back in January for Spring 2019 offerings!