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Plato's Phaedrus (Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading)

Mon., 9pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

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

Course Description: This class is an exercise in "slow reading." Students are to read and translate in turn sentence by sentence from the original; then follows a detailed analysis of each passage, from the discussion of the nuances of its grammar/syntax to the assessment of its logical/rhetorical force in the context of the argument. NB: It is a continuation of the previous reading class on the same text. We'll resume at 255 e2 ἐπιθυμεῖ δὲ ἐκείνῳ ...; 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: Plato, Phaedrus, edited [with commentary] by Harvey Yunis (Cambridge: UP, 2011).

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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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.