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Euripides’ Ion (Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading)

Thurs., 8pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

*Please note that this course will run only if two or more students enroll.

Course Description: Join me in reading the play that its most recent commentator has called “one of Euripides’ most attractive tragedies,” the “light-hearted and even funny” story of a temple slave at Delphi who is recognized as the son of Apollo. The Ion is a great choice for your first Greek play, especially in the excellent new edition with commentary by John Gibert.


Level: Intermediate +. The course is intended for those who have studied Greek grammar and have some experience reading continuous texts.

Textbook: Recommended text is Euripides: Ion, ed. Gibert, ISBN-13: 978-0521596565,

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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Jay Kardan

Jay Kardan holds degrees in classics from Swarthmore College and Yale University. Since joining the Randolph College classics department in 2009, he has taught the full range of classics courses, from Elementary Latin and Greek to advanced reading courses in both languages. In 2011 he founded and taught the Randolph College Summer Latin Institute. In 2015–2017 he taught Greek, Latin, and classical civilization as a visiting professor at Sweet Briar College during that institution’s recovery from its near-death experience. As a freelance editor and translator from French, Italian, and German (as well as the classical languages), he has worked on a variety of projects in classical scholarship and other fields.