Plato's Phaedrus (Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading)
Mon., 9pm (U.S. Eastern Time)
*Please note that this course will run only if two or more students enroll.
Course Description: This class is an exercise in "slow reading." Students are to read and translate in turn sentence by sentence from the original; then follows a detailed analysis of each passage, from the discussion of the nuances of its grammar/syntax to the assessment of its logical/rhetorical force in the context of the argument. NB: It is a continuation of the previous reading class on the same text. We'll resume at 255 e2 ἐπιθυμεῖ δὲ ἐκείνῳ ...; 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: Plato, Phaedrus, edited [with commentary] by Harvey Yunis (Cambridge: UP, 2011).
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.
Arkadi was born and raised in Leningrad, USSR. He was among the founders and faculty of the first independent School of Religion and Philosophy there. He has a Ph.D. in Early History of Christian Doctrine from Princeton Theological Seminary. Publications include: a monograph on Clement of Alexandria (American and Russian editions); an annotated translation of a treatise by Maximus Confessor (two Russian editions). Since 2004, he has been a regular participant of the Classical Philosophy Reading Group at Princeton.