Telepaideia Courses Spring 2018

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Spring 2018 semester runs for ten weeks and begins the week of February 25th to the week of May 6th, with the week of April 1st 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

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 7pm EST.Section 2: Tuesdays at 1:10pm EST.  N.B. This section is full. Section 3: Wednesdays at 8pm EST. N.B. This section is full
InstructorJonathan Arrington (Section 1), Andrew Morehouse (Section 2 - FULL),  David Hewett (Section 3 - FULL).
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. 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: Mondays at 8 pm EST.
Instructor: Susan Rasmussen
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students N.B. This class is full.

Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Latin: Ovid's Ars Amatoria III and the Remedia Amoris - FULL

Course Description: In this conversational practice group, we shall read and discuss passages from the final book of the Ars Amatoria, using Orberg's student edition of the text.   We shall also spend some time on the follow-up work, the Remedia Amoris.  Participants will spend sessions reading passages aloud and discussing/explaining them in simpler Latin.  We shall also devote some time to the greater themes and context of Ovid's poetry.  While this is a continuation of last term's course, new participants are very welcome to join.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate-advanced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Orberg's Ars Amatoria, available here, or directly from the publisher here. Recommended: Christopher Brunelle's Oxford College commentary on book 3 of the Ars Amatoria, available here.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST.
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students  This class is now full. 

Integral Latin: From Intermediate Latin toward Mastery

Course Description: We will actively listen, write (composition and translation), and read in Latin with memorization of scholastic dialogues and key points of grammar and syntax. Dr. James Dobreff has developed this holistic approach to enable students to move toward mastery by employing the full range of our senses and means of expression. Students should be ready to be challenged to identify their weaknesses and then convert them to strengths. While many believe that we can play our way to mastery, Dr. Dobreff believes that as in developing athletic skills so too in mastering languages the greatest pleasure is not in playing entertaining games but in mastering and using more advanced skills.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Section 1: Saturdays at 1pm EST. Section 1 is FULL. Section 2: Saturdays at 2:30pm EST
InstructorJames Dobreff
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Historiography in Late Antiquity: Julian the Apostate in Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae

Course Description: Flavius Claudius Iulianus, the nephew of Constantine the Great, was Roman emperor between 360 and 363 AD. Emperor Julian, also known as the Apostate, was the last pagan emperor whose conversion from Christianity to the old religion was a unique event in the history of late antiquity. His attempt to restore Greco-Roman polytheism as state religion was not successful, and Julian died in a battle against the Sassanid Empire. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Ammianus Marcellinus´ Res Gestae about the life and reign of Julian in the original language.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 3pm 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 N.B. This class is 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 Alcibiades

Course DescriptionIn this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Plutarch´s account of Alcibiades´ life in the original language. Alcibiades is undoubtedly one of the most controversial people in the history of Athens. He was not only a beloved student of Socrates who belonged to the philosopher´s inner circle of most intimate friends, but also an Athenian politician and general who played a decisive role in the Peloponnesian War.
Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Fridays at 1pm 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 - FULL

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. This class is now full. 

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 10:00am EST
InstructorRoberto Salazar
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

AP Latin Prep for High School Students

AP Latin Student 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

Courses for High School Teachers

Beginning Conversational Latin for High School Teachers

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: Section 1: Tuesdays at 8pm EST. FULL. Section 2: Mondays at 3pm EST.
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Active Teaching in the Latin Classroom

Course Description: This 10-week course for Latin teachers provides an opportunity to add more active teaching methods to your current curriculum in an approachable manner, without sacrificing any of the parts of your curriculum that you want to keep, including grammar instruction and projects. This course is designed to enhance what you are now doing, including teaching approaches where reading, grammar, or translation are the focus. Teachers are invited to bring one lesson you have taught or plan to teach, if available. Each class meeting will focus on one active Latin task or skill, and ways to adapt parts of lessons. 
Level: This course is intended for high school teachers of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm 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 

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: Mondays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Neo-Latin Readings

Course Description: A traditional reading course in which students will read, translate, and discuss selections from various Neo-Latin authors, using Mark Riley's recently published anthology of Neo-Latin texts.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: The Neo-Latin Reader: Selections from Petrarch to Rimbaud, with Introduction and notes, by Mark Riley, available here
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students

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 begins at Book 1, line 215.
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: Science Fiction: Cicero's Somnium Scipionis to Holberg's Iter Subterraneum Nikolai Klimii (1741 Copenagen)

Course Description: We’ll read primary sources to see whether or not Cicero, Virgil, Plutarch (in Latin translation), Kepler, and Holberg anticipated aspects of the now wildly popular genre of science fiction. Students may speak in English or Latin; instruction will be primarily in English, except for students who wish to speak Latin.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST. There is the possibility of opening up another section of this course at another time if this section fills.
Tuition: $200
InstructorJames Dobreff
Sections capped at: 7 students

Latin: Catilina

Course Description: Catilina’s attempt to overthrow the republic was a momentous event that shook the Roman world. In this class, we will read, parse, analyse, discuss, translate (when necessary), selections from the narrative of Sallustius about Catilina’s conspiracy and from Cicero’s orations against Catilina as put together by H. H. Örberg.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: The Örberg textbook is available for purchase here and here. 
Schedule: Wednesdays at 10am EST.
Tuition: $200
InstructorAndrei Gotia
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: The Acts of the Apostles, Part II

Course Description: WeIn this course, students will read, translate, and discuss the second half of the Acts of the Apostles, starting with the account of the Council of Jerusalem and continuing on to the journeys of Saint Paul.  This course is a continuation of previous courses on the Gospel of Luke and the first half of Acts, though one need not have taken previous courses to register for this one.  New students are very welcome.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. Recommended: The Bryn Mawr Commentaries volume on Acts, by Richard Hamilton.  Available here. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST.
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Homer's Odyssey 14 - FULL

Course Description: A visitor at the home of Eumaeus.  In this course, we shall read and translate the final section of book 13 of the Odyssey (in which Athena disguises Odysseus) and the entirety of book 14.  This course is a continuation of previous 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: A.M. Bowie's Cambridge commentary on Odyssey 13 and 14, available here. Also recommended: the second volume of WB Stanford's commentary on the Odyssey, available here.
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello 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 resume at 26 b8 (ed. Burnet). 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

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 3:30pm 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 3pm 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: 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: Wednesdays at 1pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students 

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