Aristotle on Friendship - Nicomachean Ethics, Books 8-9 (Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading)
Wed. 8pm Eastern
Course Description: This class is an exercise in "slow reading": the 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. NB: It is a continuation of the previous reading class on the same text. We'll resume at Book 8... [loc. TBA, depending on where the current class ends]; 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: J.A. Stewart, Notes on the Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle (Oxford: UP, 1892), vol.2; https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015021922474&view=1up&seq=9&skin=2021
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
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.