Telepaideia Courses Fall 2020

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Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. Our fall term runs for eleven weeks: from the week of September 20th through the week of December 5th, with one week off, for a total of ten meetings. Each class meeting lasts one hour. To enroll, please fill out the form linked at the bottom of the page. Telepaideia courses run on Google Meet. 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, Greek, and More!

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 w/ Lippiello

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 9pm EST.
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

INTENSIVE LATIN w/ Teichmann

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, Pars I: Familia Romana
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 1pm EST.
Instructor: Jenny Teichmann
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

CONTINUING LATIN 

Course Description: This course is a continuation of the instructor's summer intensive Latin. We will be using the Cambridge Latin Course Books 2 and 3 to review and expand upon what we covered in Wheelock's this summer. Topics include participles, the genitive, several uses of the subjunctive, and expanding our vocabulary and composition skills.
Level: This course is intended for students who have completed one Latin course.
Textbook: Cambridge Latin Books 2 and 3
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 1pm EST.
Instructor: Nancy Vander Veer
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

INTENSIVE GREEK w/ Lippiello

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to ancient Greek.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Balme, Lawall, and Morewood's Athenaze Book 1 & Book 2 (3rd edition). Recommended: Athenaze Workbook 1 & Workbook 2.  
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7pm EST. 
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

INTENSIVE GREEK w/ Teichmann

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to ancient Greek.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Balme, Lawall, and Morewood's Athenaze Book 1 & Book 2 (3rd edition). Recommended: Athenaze Workbook 1 & Workbook 2.  
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 2pm EST. 
Instructor: Jenny Teichmann
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

INTENSIVE SYRIAC 

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to Syriac.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Robinson’s Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar, 6th ed. Instructor will provide other materials.
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6pm EST. 
Instructor: Michael Shami
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students.

INTENSIVE OLD NORSE 

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to Old Norse.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: A New Introduction to Old Norse Grammar, Reader, and Glossary. PDFs are provided by the Viking Society for Northern Research and may be downloaded here: http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6pm EST. 
Instructor: Rob Cutrer
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students.

INTENSIVE BIBLICAL HEBREW 

Course Description: This course is the first of an introductory, two-course sequence on Biblical Hebrew. It presumes no prior knowledge of or experience with the language. It is designed to equip the student with the basic skills required to read, translate, and interpret the meaning of the canonical texts of the Hebrew Bible. Emphasis will be placed on grammar, vocabulary, syntax, writing, pronouncing/reading aloud, and translating accurately the language and text of the Hebrew Bible. The goal of the course is to train the student through the acquisition of: 1) an overarching familiarity with the linguistic structure and workings of Biblical Hebrew; 2) the foundational skill set required to begin working effectively with the language (e.g., alphabet, pronunciation/reading aloud, writing, etc.); and, 3) a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Upon completion of the course sequence, the student will be prepared to progress to reading Pentateuchal, historical, and narrative books of the Hebrew Bible.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Weingreen, Joseph, ​A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew​, 2nd Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959). ISBN 0-19-815422-4
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6pm EST. 
Instructor: W. David Nelson
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Reading Courses

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

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Martial’s Epigrams

Course Description: We will read the epigrams of Martial, who survived a string of ten Roman emperors, remaining neither too close nor too far from the life of the city, but always feeling its pulse.
Level: This course is suitable for students at the intermediate and advanced levels.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays 6pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Carl Ploss
Sections capped at: 5 students. This section is now full.

Intermediate Latin Reading: Wheelock’s Loci Antiqui & Immutati  

Course Description: In this course, we will read, translate, and discuss the reading selections that come after chapter 40 in Wheelock’s textbook, starting with the lightly-adapted Loci Antiqui before moving on to the unadapted Loci Immutati.

Level: This course is designed for students with intermediate reading knowledge of Latin. It would be ideal for students who have recently completed the grammar component of Wheelock’s textbook, or who are looking for more practice reading lightly-adapted Latin.
TextbookWheelock's Latin.
Schedule: Tuesdays 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Intermediate Latin Reading: Reading Virgil’s Eclogues: Rome’s Instant (and Constant) Classics

Course Description: Analysis and interpretation of Virgil’s Eclogues, with emphasis laid on three types of reading: close reading, independent reading, and sight reading, skills necessary for reading all Roman literature with increasing pleasure, understanding, and appreciation. Frequent practice of and experiment with such reading. Careful attention paid to translating as a path to reading, to reading as decoding, to short cuts and rules of thumb for (accurate) vocabulary, forms, and grammar, and to mnemonics for all relevant formalities in the language. Topics include: meter and rhythm, imitatio, the Idylls of Theocritus, Roman history and Virgil’s imagination, poetics and rhetoric, allegory, the nature of friendship, Roman citizenship, praise, and song, and on grammar and style as Virgil’s pastorals may require and students need.

Level: For high school or college students from intermediate (just coming to terms with Roman literature as the primary focus, typically after two years of Latin, or one year of intensive Latin) to advanced. A brief diagnostic at the start of the course will help us to find the right pace for the opening weeks and to choose how many and which of the ten Eclogues we can read with pleasure and profit. The aim is to find, encourage, and build the habits and skills necessary in all students for pleasant and effective reading of great and greatly influential Roman poetry.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Tim Markey
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Aeneid 8 - Aeneas in Wonderland

Course Description: J.R. Bacon titled his study of Book 8 of Vergil’s Aeneid “Aeneas in Wonderland” on account of the dreamlike visions Aeneas enjoys throughout the book. Aeneas meets the god of the river Tiber in a dream, visits the future site of Rome, learns the story of Hercules and Cacus, and receives a shield depicting the future scenes of Roman history. Briefly escaping tragedy and despair, he glories in the marvels of his new Italian homeland. We will translate passages from Book 8 selected from each of the several wondrous episodes Vergil depicts.

Level: This course is intended for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. 
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8PM EST
Instructor: George Saad
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Seneca's Letters

Course Description: This class reads Seneca's Epistulae Morales. This course continues the on-going project of reading all of the letters in order. Students may join the course at the beginning of any term without having participated in previous terms. We'll begin the Fall 2020 term at letter 11.6. In session we read the Latin, render it into English, and discuss in English any topic of interest to the group. The instructor is especially interested in Seneca’s prose style, the literary quality of the letters, and the relationship between philosophical discourse and philosophical action.

Level: This course is intended for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. 
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8PM EST
Instructor: David Hewett
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Readings in the Medieval Liturgical Commentary

Course Description: Focussing on the liturgical commentary of Sicard of Cremona, the longest of the Middle Ages, this reading course will examine the significance and symbolism of some key ceremonies of the Catholic Church through the eyes of this early 13th century bishop of Cremona. We will also explore the wider tradition of the liturgical commentary and consider the ways in which authorities manipulated the tradition and created their own emphases in the tradition.

Level: This course is intended for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. 
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 9PM EST
Instructor: John Weretka
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Readings in the Medieval Liturgical Commentary

Course Description: Focussing on the liturgical commentary of Sicard of Cremona, the longest of the Middle Ages, this reading course will examine the significance and symbolism of some key ceremonies of the Catholic Church through the eyes of this early 13th century bishop of Cremona. We will also explore the wider tradition of the liturgical commentary and consider the ways in which authorities manipulated the tradition and created their own emphases in the tradition.

Level: This course is intended for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. 
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 9PM EST
Instructor: John Weretka
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia

Course Description: In this course, we will take the first steps towards mastering the totality of human knowledge in 79 AD, as humbly compiled by Pliny the Elder. By reading the Preface of his encyclopedic Naturalis Historia, we will gain an appreciation for the scope of Pliny’s project, his scholarly process, and his literary goals beyond compiling a dry reference work. Then, we will dive into selections from Book 7 exploring the reported marvels of humanity in all our physical, mental, and cultural diversity.

Level: This course is intended for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. 
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 9PM EST
Instructor: Fred Muth
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Ovid

Course Description: The course will concentrate on reading selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in the original Latin, with attention to versecraft and narrative structure as well as to building students’ reading proficiency. We will do some reading aloud, some in-class translating, and some critical discussion. The interests and preferences of students may lead us into Ovid’s elegiac oeuvre as well.

Level: The course is designed for students at the intermediate-to-advanced level of reading ability: those who have studied four or more years of high-school Latin or have completed at least one semester of 200-level college Latin. For the largely self-taught, this means having developed some proficiency in reading continuous texts. A range of abilities is expected and welcomed.
Textbook: Dunmore’s Selections from Ovid (cheap, used on the web) plus materials supplied by the instructor. I will recommend (and sometimes supply) works of criticism. A good reference grammar (I prefer Allen and Greenough) will be very helpful, though Wheelock will serve in a pinch.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 6PM EST
Instructor: Jay Kardan
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Horace - Ars Poetica (Epistles 2.3)

Course Description: Horace's Ars Poetica (Epistles 2.3) is an essay in verse in the form of a letter, in which Horace presents his ideas about literary history, style, and the practice of writing. It is one of the most studied and most discussed works of Horace, and shows us how one of the leading Roman poets thought about literature and the literary tradition in which he was working. In the Epistles and Satires we see a different, more chatty side of Horace than we see in the Odes. Horace is witty, opinionated, has a great depth and breadth of knowledge about Roman literary history, and discusses his views artfully while casting them in the form of a loquacious letter.

Level: This course is intended for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. 
Textbook: Edward Morris, Horace: Satires and Epistles; or James Kirkland, Horace: Satires and Epistles (both available as a PDF).
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7PM EST
Instructor: David J. White
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Catullus - Selected Poems

Course Description: Catullus is not only one of the most popular surviving Roman poets, but his work displays the mastery of an astonishing range of styles, genres, and meters. In this course we will mainly read selected poems from the Polymetrics (poems 1-60) and the Elegiacs (poems 69-116), in which Catullus discusses aspects of his private life as well as his friends and acquaintances among the prominent and not-so-prominent figures of the day. Time permitting, we might also look at some of the longer poems (61-68).

Level: This course is intended for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. 
Textbook: Daniel Garrison’s A Student’s Catullus or Robinson Ellis’ Commentary to Catullus (the latter available for free as a PDF).
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8PM EST
Instructor: David J. White
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

GREEK: PLATO'S REPUBLIC

Course DescriptionThis class is an exercise in "slow reading": its aim is not to go as far as possible but to get as much as possible out of every line as regards both the nuances of grammar/syntax and the logic of the argument (in particular, the still-not-refuted argument for immorality [sic], first found in this text). We'll resume at 340 c2, ed. Burnet (“καί μοι εἰπέ,..”); new students are expected to have read thus far at least in a translation. 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: SIGHT READING  

Course Description: In this course students will get regular practice and training in reading at sight, with no preparation. We will practice sight reading as a discipline, exercise, and habit of mind, with the aim of producing a more immediate & intuitive understanding of the text. Readings will cover literary works in prose and poetry in a variety of genres and from a variety of time periods. In session, we will read the Greek, render the meaning of the Greek in English, and discuss methods of understanding, with special focus on the music and architecture of Greek sentences.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Wednesdays 6pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students.  

 

GREEK: PLOTINUS 

Course Description: This class reads two of Plotinus' treatises via the commentary on Enneads I.6 and V.1 by Sarah Klitenic Wear aimed to make Plotinus accessible to intermediate readers of Greek. We shall study the treatises over a series of Telepaideia terms. Students may join the course at the beginning of any term without having participated in previous terms. We'll begin the Spring 2020 term at the beginning of V.1. In session we read the Greek, render it into English, and discuss in English any topic of interest to the group.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Schedule: Wednesdays 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students.

 

GREEK:  HOMER'S ODYSSEY: The Contest of the Bow - FULL

Course Description: In this Greek reading group, we shall read, translate, and discuss much of book 20 and book 21 of the Odyssey (about 550 lines total), covering the leadup to and the beginning of the fateful Contest of the Bow at Odysseus' palace on Ithaka. 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: Mondays at 8pm EST
Instructor: 
Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

GREEK:  Herodotus: Book 1

Course Description: We will read sections of Herodotus Book 1 dealing with Croesus, king of Lydia, a figure who deeply interested the late archaic Greek world.  Herodotus's portrait of Croesus is complex and layered, overlapping in many ways with the techniques of Greek tragedy.  We'll discuss the composition of this portrait while spending most of our time on grammar and style.

Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Mondays at 7pm EST
Instructor: James Romm
Tuition: $200
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: Wednesdays at 7pm EST; Section 2: Thursdays at 7pm EST; Section 3: Thursdays at 5pm EST 
Instructor: Michael Sweet (section 1 and 2), Andrew Morehouse (section 3)
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

 

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL LATIN: Rome in the Middle Ages and Renaissance - FULL

Course Description: This course, conducted mostly in Latin, examines Latin texts from c. 1100–1450 which explore the city of Rome, its history, its myths, and its legends. Readings will be drawn from the Mirabilia Urbis Romae, Petrarch, Poggio Bracciolini, and others, with an emphasis on texts that are accessible, comprehensible, and compelling.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Mondays at 7pm EST
Instructor: Tyler Patterson
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL LATIN

Course 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: Saturdays 10am EST (section 1), Thursdays at 6pm EST (section 2)
Instructor: Michael Sweet (section 1); Andrew Morehouse (section 2) - Section 2 is Full
Sections capped at: 5 students. 

Advanced Conversational Latin: Quintilian's Institutio oratoria

Course Description: Quintilian's work was greatly valued by prominent intellectuals in antiquity. In the Middle Ages, however, only fragmented manuscripts were available, and it was only in the Renaissance that a complete text was discovered by Poggio Bracciolini. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from the Institutio oratoria in the original language.
LevelThis course is intended for advanced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Fridays at 2pm EST
Instructor: Zoltán Tomkó
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: Sundays at 2pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students.

CONVERSATIONAL GREEK FOR BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE: Aesop's Fables - NEW SECTION ADDED WEDNESDAYS

Course Description: This class will help those new or relatively new to speaking Ancient Greek acquire more fluency in speaking and reading comprehension.  Participants will discuss various weird and funny Aesop fables with a view to paraphrasing with synonyms and equivalent constructions, as well as using the vocabulary and idioms of each fable as a springboard for personalized conversations about their lives.  The class aims to be a joyous and low stress experience that builds confidence and will be tailored a great deal to the needs and desires of the particular participants.
Level: This course is intended for beginning and intermediate Greek speakers who know the basics of Greek grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide texts but C.T. Hadavas' Aesop's Fables (a selection) is recommended, especially for beginners.
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST (Section 1), Wednesdays at 7pm EST (section 2)
InstructorDavid Ring
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. Section 1 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: Xenophon's Ἐλληνικά 

Course Description: The Athenian Xenophon is one of the most interesting personalities of the so-called Classical period. He was a student of Socrates, eyewitness to the Peloponnesian War, and participant in the campaign of Cyrus the Younger against his brother, the Persian king Artaxerxes. The Ἑλληνικά is one of his major historical works which tells the end of the Peloponnesian War and describes the continuing conflicts in Greece which eventually led to Sparta's decline and facilitated Macedonia's rise to power. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Xenophon's Ἑλληνικά in the original language.

Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Fridays at 12pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

 

Courses for High School Teachers and Students 

CONVERSATIONAL AENEID BOOK 1 FOR TEACHERS 

Course Description: <span ">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. 

CONVERSATIONAL AENEID BOOK 5 FOR TEACHERS - Course Full

Course Description: Join us to discuss Book 5 of the Aeneid in Latin, as Latin. No translation. We will employ such techniques as paraphrase and summary as we read Book 5 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: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
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.

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 11am 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.
ScheduleMondays at 10am EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
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 at 4pm EST
InstructorJochen Schultheiß
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students 

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 perfect 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: Saturdays at 9:30am EST
InstructorMaria Luisa De Seta
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

PAPYROLOGY

Course Description: This course is a broad introduction to Papyrology. Ancient texts on papyrus have survived in astonishing quantities mostly from ancient Egypt. The study of papyri ranging in date from the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great (332 BC) to the Arab occupation (middle of the VII century AD) offers an extraordinary glimpse into many aspects of daily life, history and literary culture of Greco-Roman and Byzantine Egypt that are otherwise unknown. Papyrology is an essential discipline for students and scholars of the Ancient World – classicists, historians, specialists in ancient literature, linguistic, material culture etc. This course aims to introduce participants to the study of papyri especially in Greek, documentary as well as literary. The students will acquire the main lines of the history of the discipline; they will learn how to read papyri, the methods and tools to understand their meaning, as well as the massive – but sometimes not recognized enough – contribution of papyrology to other disciplines. Through a selection of relevant exemplars, they will be provided with the skills to contextualize and analyze papyri as both texts and artifacts, and will appreciate the role of papyri as privileged sources for the history of Egypt from the age of the Ptolemies to late antiquity.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek, as well as for experts in Classics and related fields.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. Recommended: 1) P. Parsons, The City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish. 2) The Lives of the Greek in Roman Egypt, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. 3) E.G. Turner, Greek Papyri. An Introduction, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1968 (or more recent editions).
Schedule: Wednesdays at 11am EST
Instructor: Isabella Bonati
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

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