Telepaideia Courses Spring 2017

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Spring 2017 semester runs for ten weeks and begins the week of February 26th to the week of May 7th, with the week of April 16th off. 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 (FULL)

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 (FULL): Sundays at 3pm EST. Section 2 (FULL): Thursdays at 1pm EST. Section 3 (FULL): Wednesdays at 8pm EST.
InstructorSusan Rasmussen (Section 1), Jonathan Arrington (Section 2), and David Hewett (Section 3).
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate Conversational Latin (FULL)

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language. Section 2 will use Orberg's Sermones Romani as a base for discussion (Amazon link below).
Level: This course is intended for intermediate Latin speakers. Students who have enrolled in Conversational Latin for Beginners in the past are encouraged to enroll.
Textbook: Section 1 instructor will provide materials. Section 2 will use Sermones Romani.
Schedule: Section 1 (FULL): Sundays at 4pm EST. Section 2 (FULL): Wednesdays at 8pm EST.
Instructor: Susan Rasmussen (Section 1), Marcello Lippiello (Section 2)
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Aurelio Lippo Brandolini 

Course Description: Students in this course will read and discuss excerpts from Brandolini's De comparatione rei publicae et regni in the original language. The discussions will focus on Renaissance political thought, the question of liberty, and the best form of government.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 2pm EST. NB: This course will begin on March 3rd.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Vergil's Eclogues

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: Mondays 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: Section 1: Sundays at 2pm EST. Section 2: Thursdays at 2pm EST. NB: Section 2 begins March 2nd.
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: Learn to Read Latin (here), and two workbooks (here and here). Please be sure to have the 2nd edition of the textbook.
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7pm 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, and Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:20pm 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 1:30pm EST
InstructorRoberto Salazar
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek Composition

Course Description: In this course, students with a thorough grounding in Greek 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: Thursdays at 12pm EST
Instructor: Jonathan Arrington
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

AP Latin Prep

AP Latin Bootcamp

Course Description: This course is a 10-week review of techniques and materials to put the polish on students' Latin skills in preparation for the AP exam. Students should be prepared to work at a very fast pace to review portions of the AP syllabus, and to discuss grammar, vocabulary, themes in the works, and essay-writing. This course is not a substitute for a full AP course. 
Level: This course is intended for high school students preparing for the AP Latin exam.
Textbook: Students should have access to the syllabus texts in Latin.
Schedule: Sundays at 4pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
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: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Basia by Joannes Secundus

Course Description: This is a course on the Basia by Joannes Secundus (Jan Everaerts, 1511-1536), the poetic prodegy known among his contemporaries as a "second Catullus." Drawing its inspiration from Catulllus 5 and 7, the Basia ('Kisses") is a series of nineteen poems in various lyric meters, each one dealing in a distinctive way with the kiss. Students will be challenged to compose their own poetic basium.
Level: This course is intended for students with beginning to intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorJon Meyer
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Plautus' Amphitryo (FULL)

Course Description: A traditional reading course in which students will read Orberg's annotated Amphitryo.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Orberg's Amphitryo (here).
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: De Institutione Puerorum: Erasmus' de Pueris Statim ac Liberaliter Instituendis Oratio (FULL)

Course Description: This course seeks to undertake a thorough reading in Latin of on of Erasmus' primary pedagogic texts: de Pueris Statim ac Liberaliter Instituendis Oratio. We will consider his thoughts in the contexts of both the early modern period's "long 16th century" ad current teaching theory. In particular, we'll pay special attention to Erasmus' thoughts about the role of education (defined as ratio/oratio) in rendering someone 'human,' and the ethical implications of Erasmus' position on that subject. The course may also make reference to related texts (primary and secondary) where necessary in support of our reading. The instructor will provide access to an edition of Erasmus' text in both Latin and English for the students.

Level: This course is intended for students with beginning to intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorAlan van den Arend
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Plato's Theaetetus

Course Description: We will be reading Theaetetus, 184b onwards. In the words of a 20th century philosopher, "It is no exaggeration to say that the possibility of Western philosophy through to Kant rests upon this section of the dialogue. To be sure, what was later built up, and arranged in disciplines, by reference to this short section of the Theaetetus, counts as 'progress', but progress is inessential to philosophy. It is always the beginning that remains decisive."
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.
Tuition: $200
InstructorArkadi Choufrine
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: The Gospel of St. Luke: To Emmaus and Back.

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss the second half of the Gospel of Luke. This course picks up where the fall course left off, though new students are very welcome to join.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite (FULL)

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, a 300-line poem about the goddess's seduction of the mortal Anchises. The first priority in each class session will be to translate and discuss the entire text; the remaining time will be dedicated to discussions of Greek myth and religion and excerpts from the other Homeric Hymns.
Level: This course is intended for students with knowledge of Greek Grammar, but limited experience reading Greek texts.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 6pm EST
InstructorDonna Zuckerberg
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Coding for Classicists (FULL)

Course Description: This unique course is designed to bring together two very different disciplines in one place, with the goal of helping you get a working confidence with coding in as short a time as possible. As a classicist, you will already be familiar with both close reading of texts ad the need to correlate data across many sources, but without the aid of computers it's difficult to do both well. In this course you'll be taught simple techniques for reading, parsing, analyzing, and filtering large amounts of classical text using code, then slowly expanding your skills to add a user interface. No coding knowledge is required to begin -- you'll be taught everything you need.
Level: This course is intended for those who know at least the basics of Latin grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Section 1 (FULL): Sundays at 3pm EST. Section 2 (FULL): Sundays at 4:20pm EST. NB: This course begins on March 19th.
InstructorPaul Hudson
Tuition: $300
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: Thursdays at 6:30pm 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: Wednesdays at 3pm 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: Tuesdays 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

Modern Greek Reading Course: Katharevousa 1: Linguistic Purification, Korais Purgatory

Course Description: This course focuses on the history of Katharevousa. A language with a tendency towards catharsis, Katharevousa was introduced to clean up the form of Greek spoken in the Greek peninsula before and after the formation of Hellas, the modern Greek state. We will read some texts after the 18th century (and its "dirty language" that contained elements of Venetian, Turkish, and Slavic languages) that follow a "middle path" proposed by Korais, some written by extreme purists, and the modest Dialogue by Dionisios Solomos. We will conclude with a discussion of the Evangelika incident in 1901 known as the Gospel Riots, when 8 students from the University of Athens were killed while demonstrating against a translation of the Gospels in "the people's language."
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: Fridays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students 

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To register for a TelePaideia course, please fill out this enrollment form and pay by credit card. If you have any questions, please email info@paideia-institute.org.

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