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Homer's Odyssey - The Telemachy (Part 4): The Tale of Menelaus (Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading)

Sun., 8pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

Course Description: In this reading group, we will continue to follow Telemachus' famous journey in the early part of Homer's Odyssey. We will cover around 530 lines, from Menelaus' famous tale of wrestling the Old Man of the Sea to the initial plot of the suitors against Telemachus at the conclusion of book 4. Classes will be dedicated to reading and translating the text, and to discussing the broader themes therein. While this is an ongoing Homeric reading group, newcomers (especially newcomers to Homer) are always very welcome.


Level: This course is intended for students with upper-Intermediate to advanced reading knowledge of Ancient Greek.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.  

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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Marcello Lippiello

Marcello Lippiello was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, where he received his B.A. in Classical Languages and Theology from Fordham University. He has long had an interest in conversational Latin, earning a Graduate Certificate in Latin Studies from the University of Kentucky's Institutum Studiis Latinis Provehendis in 2005, along with master's degrees in classical languages and classical studies from UK and from Duke University. He is also a proud alumnus of LGiG 2013 and 2014 (where he played Tiresias in the Bacchae), and has participated in two conversational Greek workshops through the Polis Institute, including the inaugural Synodos Hellenike at the University of Kentucky in 2017.  He has taught undergraduate college courses in all levels of Latin and Greek at several institutions, including Christendom College in Virginia and the Pontifical College Josephinum in Ohio.  He lives with his family in Danbury, Connecticut.