Ancient Greek Workshop (4/5/24): Using Scholia and Reading Euripides

Scholia & Euripides Workshop Details:

  • Date: Friday, April 5th, 2024
  • Time: 8:00am – 10:00am PDT (11:00am – 1:00pm EDT)
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $20
  • Difficulty: This workshop will be conducted in Ancient Greek. Intermediate Greek knowledge is a minimum requirement.
  • Cancellation policy: Full refund available before March 29th. No refunds afterwards.

Reading Greek Tragedy has always been a challenging task. It is thus no wonder that the manuscripts that carried those works into the present had margins filled crammed with minuscule writing, explanatory notes that we call scholia. They very often contain paraphrases in prose of the poetic text, glosses, mythological, historical and linguistic explanations of the text. We are going to look at two passages from two different tragedies of Euripides and learn how to read the scholia alongside, and see how reading the scholia can help us improve our understanding of the Greek Language. This course requires at least an intermediate level of Greek and some familiarity with Greek texts. 

Disclaimer: In order to keep things simple, we won’t be reading the scholia directly from the manuscripts. Instead we will be using some modern editions written in familiar Greek type.

Attendance is limited to 12 students max in order to preserve a small, collegial atmosphere. So, if you’re interested, don’t hesitate. Sign up, and we look forward to seeing you on April 5th!

Vladimir Chiurlea, our Ancient Greek & Latin Fellow, was born in the wild city of Bucharest, Romania. While completing his BA in Byzantine Music, he caught the fever of Ancient Greek and is yet to recover. When he is not teaching and reading Ancient Greek, he is roaming the streets and parks of Romania spreading the contagion of Greek poetry. He has experience teaching Ancient Greek to total beginners and advanced students both online and in-person.

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