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Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading: Nicomachean Ethics

Thurs. 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 1111 b26 (Book 3, Chapter 2): “ἔτι δ᾽ ἡ μὲν βούλησις...”; new students are expected to have read thus far at least in a translation. Sight reading is not required, home preparation is essential.

DETAILS:

Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Steadman, Geoffrey. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Books II-III: Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary.
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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INSTRUCTOR

Arkadi Choufrine

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.