Homer's Odyssey: Nausicaa and the Land of the Phaeacians
Tuesday., 8pm (U.S. Eastern Time)
Course Description: We shall read about how Nausicaa rescues a shipwrecked and bedraggled Odysseus and helps him find aid at the court of her mother Arete and her father Alcinous. This course will cover the majority of books 6 and 7 of the Odyssey, around 550 lines or so. 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: Geoffrey Steadman's student commentary, available as a free download here.
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.
Marcello Lippiello has been participating in the Telepaideia program since its inception nearly a decade ago, and is now in his eighth year as a Telepaideia Instructor. He 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 Kentucky and from Duke University. He is also an alumnus of LGiG 2013 and 2014 (where he played Tiresias in the Bacchae), and has participated in a number of other conversational Greek and Latin workshops through the Polis Institute and through SALVI, including the most recent Synodos Hellenike in July of 2022. 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.