Telepaideia Spring 2019

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Spring 2019 semester runs for ten weeks: from the week of February 25th to the week of May 6th. 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.

 

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.
TextbookWheelock'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 Thursdays at 9:00pm EST.
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Reading Courses

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

GREEK: PLATO'S REPUBLIC 

Course DescriptionPlato's Republic, Book I. This class is a continuous reading and translating line by line of the indicated masterpiece of Attic prose (presenting the earliest and still not decisively refuted philosophical argument for immorality [sic]), with close attention to grammar/syntax and the logic of the argument. 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. 

Greek: Homer's Odyssey 17: Recognition and Rejection.

Course Description:  In this Greek reading group, we shall read, translate, and discuss the majority of book 17 of the Odyssey, in which Odysseus returns to his palace disguised as a beggar and encounters the haughty suitors for the first time.  No one seems to recognize him except for his ancient hunting dog Argos, who greets him in a scene of legendary pathos.  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 OdysseyGeoffrey Steadman's edition of Odyssey 17-20, available as a free pdf.
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
Instructor: 
Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Greek: Lysias

Course Description:  In this course we will read several speeches by the Athenian speechwriter Lysias. This course will be perfect for a student who has completed at least one year of Classical Greek and may have some experience reading Greek prose. We will also devote a great deal of attention to reviewing grammatical concepts as they come up in the reading to ensure that the student receives/maintains a firm footing in the mechanics of the language. 
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Lysias' orations are freely available online; however, the student is advised to purchase Carey's commentary as well.
Schedule: Thursdays at 7pm EST
Instructor: 
Brandon Bark
Tuition: $200
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.

LATIN: CICERO'S SOMNIUM SCIPIONIS

Course Description: In this course, we will read the famed set piece in the sixth book of Cicero’s De Re Publica, in
which Scipio Aemilianus is visited by his grandfather-by-adoption Scipio Africanus. In this piece
Scipio Aemilianus sees the inner workings of the cosmos, understands the music of the spheres,
and discusses the nature of the Divine from a Stoic perspective. We will read the entirety of this
set piece as well as discuss relevant philosophical topics. This course will be conducted in Latin
as much as possible.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Bryn Mawr's edition of the Somnium Scipionis
Schedule: Thursdays at 3:30pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorAndrew Morehouse
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 will begin where the Fall term left off: Book 2, line 142.
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: Historiae Sacrae

Course Description: In this course students will read the Epitome Historiae Sacrae using the Orberg edition
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide text
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Michael Sweet
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

LATIN: Extended Reading

Course Description: In this course, we will use Oerberg’s famed Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata, its companion book
Colloquia Personarum, and Nepos’ Life of Alcibiades to read as much Latin as possible in a 10-week span that starts simply with introductory text graded up to authorial Latin. 4 Chapters/ Colloquia will be read a week for 8 weeks and the last two weeks will be spent on Nepos’ life. This course is intended for those who have already completed Latin grammar and wish to
supercharge, ut ita dicam, their ability to read Latin texts in as short a time as possible. This course will be conducted mostly in Latin.

Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Orberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata, Colloquia Personarum. Instructor will provide text for The Life of Alcibiades. 
Schedule: Sundays at 2pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Andrew Morehouse
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

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 (FULL): Thursdays at 7pm EST (Sweet) Section 2: Wednesdays at 3pm EST (Morehouse) 
Instructor: Michael Sweet, Andrew Morehouse 
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. Section 1 is now full. 

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL LATIN

Course DescriptionCourse DescriptionThis 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: Sundays at 12pm EST 
Instructor: Andrew Morehouse
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL LATIN: CICERO'S DE AMICITIA

Course DescriptionCourse DescriptionIn this conversational practice group, we shall read and discuss selections (about half of the entire work) from Cicero's dialogue concerning friendship.  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.  While this group is something of a continuation of last term's group on the De Senectute, new participants are very welcome.  
Level: This 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. Recommended: the text and commentary of Gould and Whiteley.
Schedule: Sundays at 8pm EST
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello 
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL LATIN: CICERO'S DE ORATORE

Course DescriptionMarcus Tullius Cicero, the famous orator, philosopher and statesman wrote several treatises on rhetoric, but his most important work on this topic was De oratore. Cicero wrote this dialog at a time of personal crisis and political disturbances in Rome, and it is of great importance because Cicero elaborated in it his most important ideas concerning the nature of the ideal orator and the connections between philosophy and eloquence. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Cicero's De oratore in the original language.
Level: This course is intended for those with a solid knowledge of Latin grammar and experience speaking Latin in an immersion environment.  
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 3pm EST
Instructor: Zoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL LATIN: Colloquia Philosophica

Course Description: In this course, besides normal discourse, we will discuss and debate various theoretical
controversiae with an eye toward ancient philosophy. Occasionally, we will read texts before the
class to prepare for discussion. All discussants should be prepared to share their perspectives
with other participants to engage in lively and civil discussion. We will consider how we can use
these perspectives to better our own lives.
Level: This course is intended for those with a solid knowledge of Latin grammar and experience speaking Latin in an immersion environment.  
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Wednesdays at 4:30pm EST
Instructor: Andrew Morehouse
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

CONVERSATIONAL GREEK FOR BEGINNERS

Course Description: This Greek conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking ancient Greek as an active language.  
Level: This course is intended for beginning Greek speakers who know the basics of Greek grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Thursdays at 3pm 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: Thursdays at 1pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL GREEK: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Course Description: Aristotle's famous work, the Nicomachean Ethics, deals with the questions of happiness, described by Aristotle as the highest goal of human existence, and virtuous life. In the Nicomachean Ethics, one of the few Aristotelian works actually written by Aristotle himself, the author does not simply theorize about moral questions; he considers ethics and moral philosophy to be practical and not theoretical. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics in the original language. 
Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 1pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Courses for High School Teachers and Students 

CONVERSATIONAL AENEID BOOK 2 FOR TEACHERS 

Course Description: Join us to discuss Book 2 of the Aeneid in Latin, as Latin. No translation. We will employ such techniques as paraphrase and summary as we read Book 2 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.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 9am EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorRoberto Salazar
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: Fridays at 6:20PM 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: Fridays at 10am 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.
ScheduleSundays 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.
ScheduleTuesdays 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.
ScheduleThursdays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

MODERN GREEK READING COURSE: WOMEN OF HOMER BY 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.
ScheduleSundays at 1pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students 

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