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Greek Intensive

Intensive - The Ways of the Greeks - Beginning October 22, 2020 

Isocrates, the Greek rhetorician, once remarked that what makes one an Athenian is not the blood that runs through one’s veins, but the ideas in one’s mind. How can we access this ancient world, with some aspects so foreign and others so familiar, and discover foundations that changed the trajectory of civilization. This series is developed in four sections: 1) Gods and Epics, 2) Tragedy and Comedy, 3) Philosophy, 4) History. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of Greek life through some of its greatest authors, and will be better able to see the profound influence the Greeks have had on the entirety of the west and the world. Online seminars will take place on Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30PM Pacific Time.

 

All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by tutors experienced is shared inquiry and the Socratic method. Groups will be limited to 12 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 3 CEU credits for participation in each section.  

The Four-Month Weekly Series is $600. Community of Lifelong Learners subscribers receive a discount of $100 through a refund. 

Payment Options:

Section One - Weekly seminars October 22, 2020 through February 25, 2021 - $600 one-time payment

Section One - Weekly seminars October 22, 2020 through February 25, 2021 - Three monthly payments of $200 each

Greek Intensive​ - Dates and Curriculum - Section One - Gods and Epics

 

Session One: Thursday, October 22 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

Mythology, Hamilton I

Part One

 

Session Two: Thursday, October 29 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

Mythology, Hamilton II

Parts Two and Three

 

Session Three: Thursday, November 5 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Iliad (Fagles) Homer 

Books 1-4

 

Session Four: Thursday, November 12 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Iliad (Fagles) Homer 

Books 5-8

 

Session Five: Thursday, November 19 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Iliad (Fagles) Homer 

Books 9-12

 

No seminar on Thursday, November 26

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Session Six: Thursday, December 3 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Iliad (Fagles) Homer 

Books 13-16

 

Session Seven: Thursday, December 10 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Iliad (Fagles) Homer 

Books 17-20

 

Session Eight: Thursday, December 17 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Iliad (Fagles) Homer 

Books 21-24

 

No seminar on Thursday, December 24

Christmas Eve Holiday

 

No seminar on Thursday, December 31

New Year’s Eve Holiday

 

Session Nine: Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Odyssey (Fagles) Homer 

Books 1-4

 

Session Ten: Thursday, January 14 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Odyssey (Fagles) Homer 

Books 5-8

 

Session Eleven: Thursday, January 21 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Odyssey (Fagles) Homer 

Books 9-12

 

Session Twelve: Thursday, January 28 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Odyssey (Fagles) Homer 

Books 13-16

 

Session Thirteen: Thursday, February 4 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Odyssey (Fagles) Homer 

Books 17-20

 

Session Fourteen: Thursday, February 11 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Odyssey (Fagles) Homer 

Books 21-24

 

Session Fifteen: Thursday, February 18 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

Simone Weil - Iliad, Poem of Force

 

Session Sixteen: Thursday, February 25 - 5:30-7:30PM PDT

Cultural Conclusion and Celebration

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Greek Intensive Sections

 

Section Two - Tragedy and Comedy

3 Sessions on Aeschylus (Oresteia Series)

1 Session on Aeschylus (Prometheus Bound)

3 Sessions on Sophocles (Oedipus Series) 

3 Sessions on Euripides (Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus) 

3 Sessions on Aristophanes (Clouds, Frogs, Lysistrata) 

2 Sessions on Aristotle's Poetics

Concluding Cultural Session

Section Three - Philosophy

1 Session on Pre-Socratics

7 Sessions on Plato (Meno, Symposium, Euthyphro, Crito, Apology, (2) on Phaedo)

7 Sessions on Aristotle (2 on Physics, 2 On the Soul, 1 Metaphysics, 2 Ethics)

Concluding Cultural Session

Section Four - History

6 Sessions on Herodotus

6 Sessions on Thucydides

3 Sessions on Diodorus of Sicily - Alexander the Great

Concluding Cultural Session

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Email: greatbooksojai@gmail.com

Web: www.agorafoundation.org

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