GREEK AND LATIN
(For learners of all ages)

AP Latin
(Enrollment cap: 16 students)

Designed to meet the needs of Latin students who are without access to a regular course in Advanced Placement Latin, this course will begin will read selections Book I of Caesar's Gallic Wars, Propertius' love poems to 'Cynthia', and the required portions of Virgil's Aeneid. In order to familiarize themselves with the historical background of these works students will readThe Breakdown of the Roman republic: from oligarchy to empire by Christopher S. Mackay. (This course will commence after Labor Day and be conducted online three times a week. On a bi-weekly basis, the class will meet live with Dr. Roberts.) Cost: $800 for 24 sessions.

The Language and World of Homer
Greek the DGL Way / the historical-inductive method

(Enrollment cap: 16 students)

This course will commence after Labor Day. Meeting online for 48 sessions, we will begin with the Greek alphabet and progress through Clyde Pharr, Homeric Greek: A book for beginners. By the end of the course the diligent student will have read the first book of Homer's Iliad in Greek and be well positioned to enjoy reading Ancient Greek for their lives, able for an easy transition to the Greek of Herodotus, the New Testament, and all that comes between. Cost $300 for each set of 12 sessions.

(Note: The Greek taught in this course is NOT that spoken in contemporary, modern Greece. Your knowledge of it will not allow you to converse with a Greek fisherman or taxi-cab driver, but it will make him want to take you home with him for dinner!)

Required Texts: (1) W. M. Roberts III, Lexical Grammatical Aids to Iliad Book I (available in the online store), (2) Pharr, Homeric Greek; (3) Smyth, Greek Grammar. (Both Pharr and Smyth are available in PDF form among the DGL Print Aids).

 

 

 

ADULT EDUCATION
(Enrollment for these courses is capped at 12. They will be conducted online once a week and will commence as soon as a quorum of eight students has been reached.)

Myth and Psyche
The appropriation of Greek myth in the "analytical psychology" of Freud, Jung, and their followers

There is no greater mystery than the human mind! Myth and the Psyche will explore the connection between individual consciousness and the myths of antiquity. Following the trail blazed by Sigmund Freud (1856-1935), Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), and their followers, this course will view the mythological products of great (and minor) civilizations as products, or at least possessions, of a common psyche (Jung's "collective unconscious"). From this perspective, myth embodies directions, energies, and drives of the soul, through and in terms of which we as individuals constitute (or fail to constitute) an integrated working of our individual and communal psyches. Utilizing the major concepts of Freudian and Jungian psychology (from Freud’s discovery of the psychogenetic nature of neurosis and the "Oedipus Complex" to Jung’s view of the psyche as a "self-repairing mechanism" and the programmatic statement "in order to focus the energies of the soul for struggle, it is good to imagine what myth one is living") this class will explore the psycho-therapeutic significance of the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon; special attention will given to the figures of Heracles, Dionysus, Oedipus, and Narcissus. (This class will meet live with Dr. Roberts every third week of the month, time and place to be determined.) Tuition: $400 for 16 sessions.

History of Political Thought (Part I):Turkey, Persia, and the Hellenes in the mind of Homer, Herodotus, and Thucydides

The goal of this course is to acquaint you with the political thought, experience, and theory of the ancient Greeks, Romans (including the social political thought of the Christian theologian St. Augustine). These experiences and conceptions will be brought into relation with more current ideologies--in particular those of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin and the American Founding Fathers. It is hoped that this course will transform and invigorate each student's particular conception of politics in our own time. (This class will meet live with Dr. Roberts every first week of the month, time and place to be determined.) Tuition: $400 for 16 sessions.

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