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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 2022 into late Spring 2023 in three ten-week blocks of classes. There will be three levels of classes; Reading Greek for Philosophers focusing on Plato’s Hippias Minor (translation and discussion of text) – a Beginners Greek class and an Elementary/Intermediate 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 original Greek texts.
BEGINNERS ANCIENT GREEK COURSE (starts Wednesday 19th October, 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/INTERMEDIATE ANCIENT GREEK COURSE (starts Thursday 20th October, 6.00 – 7.00 pm Italian time CET, runs for 10 weeks)
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 HIPPIAS MINOR READING GROUP (starts Wednesday 19th October, 5 – 6pm Italian time CET, runs for 10 weeks)
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 2023 is the Hippias Minor.
Our tutors are Dr. George Gazis and Dr. Chiara Blanco who will lead the classes live.
Courses will be taught live on Zoom and recordings of the lessons will be available after each class to those who register.
For more details, registration and costs please see here