ΟΙΔΙΠΟΥΣ (Oedipus): an online course in Ancient Greek

[ITALIANO]

October 31st-December 19th, 2020

My destiny was that I would sleep with my mother and show humankind offspring that was unthinkable, and that I would be the murderer of the father who had sired me.

(Oedipus Rex 791-793)

INSTRUCTOR

Paolo Pezzuolo

INTENDED COURSE AUDIENCE:

Teachers, students, and scholars of the ancient world.

WHERE?

Online, using Zoom as a platform

LANGUAGE

Ancient Greek (Attic)

LEVEL

Intermediate to Advanced

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT

At the end of the course, a certificate of participation will be issued.

PRICE

€70

ENROLLMENT

Once enrolled, you will be placed on the participants’ list and you will be sent an email with the necessary login information for your course. A recording of each lesson will be available at the for three days from the conclusion of each session.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The story of Oedipus, who killed his own father and married his own mother, is among the most multivalent and stirring that the Greeks have left us. Over the course of centuries, many poets and scholars have poured over the complexities of this story, at times out of an effort to interpret and deepen appreciation of the work, at other times out of an effort to rewrite it with artistic license, but in either case with a consistent interest in plumbing its depths.

In the sessions of this course, we will read and discuss in Ancient Greek the two tragedies which describe the story of Oedipus. Each lesson will consist of a guided reading of the most prominent passages in Oedipus Rex  and Oedipus at Colonus, with text explorations and exercises. These will help the course participants gain familiarity of these tragedies and deepen their proficiency of Ancient Greek.

In this course, we will explore a dark story replete with omens and prophecies, , we will trace the steps of Oedipus from Corinth to Thebes, and from Thebes to Athens, examining a crime that was committed a long time ago, in the evening, near crossroads that impose a fork in the road with one path leading to Daulis and the other to  Delphi.

Schedule Topic
Sat. October 31st, 2020
h. 17:00-18:00 CET
Introduction. The plague and the oracle.
Sat. 7th November, 2020
h. 17:00-18:00 CET
The beginning of the investigation into the crime 
Sat. November 14th, 2020
h. 17:00-18:00 CET
Dialogue of the king and the seer
Sat. November 21st, 2020
h. 17:00-18:00 CET
Cross-examinations
Sat. November 28th, 2020
17:00-18:00 CET
The messenger’s speech
Sat. December 5th, 2020
17:00-18:00 CET
The murderer is revealed
Sat. December 12th, 2020
17:00-18:00 CET
Oedipus the Wanderer
Sat.December 19th, 2020
17:00-18:00 CET
The death of Oedipus

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 29th, 2020

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