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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 ... [loc. TBA, depending on where the current class ends]; 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); Plato's Phaedrus: A Commentary for Greek Readers by Paul Ryan (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012)

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 Choufrine was born and grew up in Leningrad, USSR. He was among the founders and faculty of the first independent School of Religion and Philosophy in that country (1989). He received an M.A. in Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, NY;  a Ph.D. in Early History of Christian Doctrine at the Princeton Theological Seminary. His publications include: a monograph on Clement of Alexandria (American and Russian editions); an annotated translation of a treatise by Maximus Confessor (two Russian editions). From 2004 to 2016 he was a regular participant of the Classical Philosophy Reading Group at Princeton. He has been teaching at Telepaideia on Plato and Aristotle uninterruptedly since Spring 2017.