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“Ancient Greek for Philosophers” is a series of online and in-person activities designed to help scholars of ancient philosophy better engage with the original Greek text. Whether you have never studied ancient Greek or simply need to brush up and exercise your skills, our courses and reading groups mix language learning with philosophical discussion of important texts.
Our online Ancient Greek for Philosophers classes will run from Fall 2021 into late Spring 2022. From Jan 2022 there will be three levels of classes; Reading Greek for Philosophers focusing on Plato’s Gorgias (intermediate/advanced) – a Beginners Greek class and an Elementary Greek designed for those who have already done a beginners course and who want to revise and improve their knowledge of Ancient Greek and begin to read some simpler Greek texts.
BEGINNERS ANCIENT GREEK COURSE (starts Tuesday 11th January 2022, 6.30 – 7.30 pm Italian time CET, runs for 10 weeks)
This course is aimed at those who have done no – or very little – Greek before. Starting from the basics, the course takes students from learning the alphabet, through basic notions of the Greek language (article, declensions, pronouns, verbs etc.) to reading simple texts in Greek.
ELEMENTARY ANCIENT GREEK COURSE (starts Thursday 13th January 2022, 6.30 – 7.30 pm Italian time CET, runs for 10 weeks (continuing from Fall))
This course is aimed at Greek learners who have already done a Beginners Greek course (either with Exedra or elsewhere) and have basic notions of the Greek language (article, declensions, pronouns, verbs etc.). Using original texts as the starting point, participants will being to familiarise with the more complex aspects of the language.
PLATO’S GORGIAS READING GROUP (starts Wednesday 12th January, 2022, 5 – 6pm Italian time CET, runs for 10 weeks (continuing from Fall))
We will be meeting once a week online to read one of the Platonic dialogues from the original text over the course of the academic year. The text chosen for the three 10-week sessions starting in October and running through to May 2022 is the Gorgias (recommended edition Gorgias. A Revised Text with Introduction and Commentary. Plato; Dodds, E. R., ed. Oxford University Press (1959) ISBN 10: 019814153X ISBN 13: 9780198141532).
Our tutors are Dr. George Gazis and Dr. Chiara Blanco who will lead the classes live.
The deadline for application for the second 10-week block is Monday 10th January 2022.
Courses will be taught live on Zoom and recordings of the lessons will be available after each class to those who register.
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