German for Classicists: Mommsen, Römische Geschichte
Sun., 4pm (U.S. Eastern Time)
Course Description: Keine Angst vor Deutsch! Jede und jeder Interessierte ist herzlich willkommen zu diesem kleinen, aber feinen Sprachkurs in immer freundlicher Atmosphäre. The course is designed for those with an intermediate knowledge of the language and is taught by a native speaker who teaches Classics at a German university.
With his Nobel Prize winning Römische Geschichte, Mommsen has contributed a stimulating work to world literature that, due to its sharp-wittedness and wonderful style, is always a great pleasure to read.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages and German.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Telepaideia tuition is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your enrollment or withdraw from your class, you may be eligible for a 50% credit, to be used toward a future Telepaideia course. In order to be eligible for this credit, you must notify firstname.lastname@example.org of your withdrawal before the second class meeting has taken place.
Jochen has studied Classics and History at the universities of Bochum, Pisa, and Freiburg and received his PhD in Bamberg. He now teaches Latin in Würzburg and Bamberg. So far, he has worked on generational relationships in Augustine’s Confessions, on decision-making in Roman Epic poetry, and on Neo-Latin nuptial poems. Currently, he works at an edition of the Repulican playwright Accius. He is mostly interested in those topics where literature meets life, focusing on narrative devices used to represent human experience. He is happiest driving the tractor on his parents’ farm in the southwest of Germany.