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This page contains references to the study materials and recommended reading for all the classes and Internet-courses, past, current and planned in the future, in reverse chronological order

 

2010

 

Reading for Spring Session

 

Luc Brisson

 

Jean-François Pradeau,  ed. (2009) Les Sophistes. Écrits complets in 2 vols.

(Paris: GF Flammarion)

 

Luc Brisson, chapters in Monique Canto-Sperber, ed. (1997) Philosophie greque (Paris);

a Russian translation available:

-, . (2006-2008) , ()

 

The sophists: vol. 1, pp. 97-134 (Russian translation)

Platonism and Aristotelism: vol. 2, pp. 655-771 (Russian translation)

 

 

Reading classes in Greek and Latin

 

Reading class in Porphyry, Sententiae

    A text selection

     A Russian translation

 

Thomas Aquinas (for a presentation of A. Tyutyunnikov)

    A text selections

 

Elementary Greek. A reading book: Lessons 1-8 9-15 16-24  25-37  37-48  49-60

                                               

Elementary Latin: a textbook of Latin with exercises and a grammar (a PDF)

 

Cf. also: A list of the Resources for Classical Studies

       A selection of materials for those who teach and study Greek and Latin

 

Eugene Afonasin

 

Socrates in the Agora: putting philosopher on the map

 

Sources:

Plato, The Apology; Xenophon, The Memorabilia

 

General introduction:

L. Navia, Socrates. A Life Examined, Amherst, 2007

G. Vlastos, a chapter on Socrates and Luc Brisson, a chapter on the Socratic schools,

in Monique Canto-Sperber, ed. (1997) Philosophie greque (Paris);

a Russian translation available:

-, . (2006-2008) ,

(), vol. 1, pp. 135-203 (Russian translation)

 

Archaeology:

American School of Classical Studies at Athens:

                    Excavations in the Athenian Agora

                    References and Resources

                    Old Photographs

                    A collection of plans and images

John McR. Camp, The Athenian Agora, Athens, 1990

J. Ober, C. Hedrick, The Birth of Democracy, Princeton, 2003

H. Thompson, R. Wycherley, The Agora of Athens, Princeton, 1972

M. Lang, Socrates in the Agora, Athens, 1978

M. Lang, The Athenian Citizen, Athens, 2004

K. Lazaridou, Hills of Philopappos Pnyx Nymphs, Athens, 2004

 

 

 

2009

 

Reading for Summer Session

 

Leonid Zhmud

 

Ancient Pythagoreanism

 

Reading

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Burkert W., Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism, Camb. (Mass.), 1972
Guthrie W. K. C., A History of Greek Philosophy, Vol. 1, Cambridge 1962, 146-359
Kirk G., Raven J., Schofield M., The Presocratic Philosophers, Camb., 1980
Kahn C. H., Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans. A Brief History, Indianapolis, 2001
Riedweg Ch. Pythagoras: His Life, Teaching, and Influence. Ithaca, London, 2005

 

Sources and partial translations available at the pages

The history of Ancient philosophy

(Basic sources in a Russian translation,

excerpts from the works by M. West, C. Huffman,

J. Dillon, D. O'Meara, J. Rist, Eric Dodds, etc.)

Cf. also:

Carl Huffman, Pythagoreism 

Andrey Schetnikov, a series of works in Ancient Mathematics and

     a Russian translation of basic texts,

     esp. Sectio canonis, Nichomanus, Proclus cf. at his page

 

Doxography

 

Sources and partial translations available at the pages

The history of Ancient philosophy, esp.

Leonid Zhmud, Doxography and Rewriting Doxography

Jaap Mansfeld, Doxography of Ancient Philosophy

 

 

Eugene Afonasin

 

Pythagorean Tradition in Late Antiquity

 

General Introduction

Moderatus of Gades

               Introduction

               Fragments and testimonia

Nichomachus of Gerasa

               Introduction

               The Arithmetic

               The Manual of Harmonics

Numenius of Apamea

               Introduction

               Fragments and Testimonia

Theologumena Arithmeticae

Select Bibliography

 

Cf. also

John Rist "Neopythagoreanism and 'Plato's' second letter", Phronesis 10 (1965) 78-81

Eric Dodds, "The Parmenides of Plato and the origin of the Neoplatonic One", Classical Quarterly 22 (1928) 129-142 

Dominic O'Meara, Pythagoras Revived (Oxford UP, 1990)

      -- also available in a Russian translation

Doxographical studies (references and Russian translations)

 

 

The Derveni Papyrus

 

Cf. also

A list of the Resources for Classical Studies

Papyrology: http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/POxy/flashy/index.html

 

 

Discussion: Ancient Science

 

Plato: at classics.mit.edu and Perseus Project

Andrey Schetnikov, a series of works in Ancient Mathematics and

     a Russian translation of basic texts cf. at his page

 

 

David Konstan

 

1. Do the Emotions have a History?

2. Not Quite Emotions: Sentiments that Did not Make the Grade

3. The Passions of Achilles and Aeneas: Anger in Greece and Rome

4. Assuaging Rage: Remorse, Repentance and Forgiveness in the Classical World

 

Reading

Konstan, David. 2006. The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies
        in Aristotle and Classical Literature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
Kaster, Robert A. 2005. Emotion, Restraint, and Community in
        Ancient Rome. New York: Oxford University Press
Sorabji, Richard. 1993. Animal Minds and Human Morals: The
        Origins of the Western Debate. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press
Sorabji, Richard. 2000. Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic
        Agitation to Christian Temptation. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Graver, Margaret. 2007. Stoicism and Emotion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Primary readings will include:
Aristotle, Rhetoric, book 2.
Cicero, Tusculan Disputations, books 3 and 4.
Quintilian, Education of the Orator, selections.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives and Teaching of the Philosophers, selections.
Excerpts from various works of ancient literature touching on the emotions.

 

 

Classical Archaeology

 

       directed by Lilian Karali (Athens)

       and Svetlana Tarkhanova (Moscow-Athens)

 

Part one (theoretical and methodological).

From Prehistory to History: The archaeological data. From the object to the idea:

The meaning of the archaeological process. Philosophy and Archaeology 

Part two (application).

The Fate of the Greco-Roman Poleis in the Early Byzantine Period. Palestine.

The process of the conversion of Late Roman pagan poleis into the Christian cities

was common for all the territories of the Roman Empire and its provinces from

the beginning of the 4th c. and until the middle of the 6th c.

Almost always the system of the planning with traditional cardo and decumanus

inside the walls still remained from the previous epoch, while the old temples and new

churches either coexisted for some period of time or were mutually exclusive from the beginning.

Inside of this process its interesting to observe the forming of the architectural

canon of the Early Christian church, which from one point of view was very close to

the Greco-Roman traditions and dependent on it, but from the other it was absolutely

different and new. we will observe this process at the examples of the Palestinian cities --

Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem), Skythopolis (Bet Shean), Hippos (Sussitha), Gerasa --

and will bring some parallels from the Aegean tradition (Delphi, Korinthos and some others).

 

Reading

Renfrew C., Bahn P. Archaeology. The Key Concepts. New York, Rutledge, 2005

Drewett P. Field Archaeology. An Introduction. London, 1999

Ashmore W., R. Sharer. Discovering Our past. A Brief Introduction to Archaeology. Mayfield Publ., 2000 (the third edition)

Krautheimer R. Three Christian Capitals: Topography and Politics. 1987.

Piccirillo M., ed. The Madaba Map. Jerusalem, 1999.

Tcherikover V. Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews. Atheneum, 1974.

Ward-Perkins J.B. Roman Imperial Architecture. Pelican history of art.  London, 1981.

Ward-Perkins J.B. Studies in the Roman and Early Christian Architecture. London, 1994.

 

 

Svetlana Mesyats

 

Reading class in Porphyry, Sententiae

    A text selection

     A Russian translation

 

Tatiana Krapivina, Timothy Myakin, and Vadim Prozorov

 

Reading Class in Sappho (Fragment 1 and New Fragment) and Catullus

 

Maria Solopova

 

Reading Class in Aristotle, the Nicomachean Ethics

 

Vadim Prozorov

 

Joachim of Fiore's sense of history

(About Joachim   A Fragment of his book  A picture)

 

 

Reading for Spring Session

 

Luc Brisson

 

L. Brisson and W. Meyerstein, Inventing the universe. Platos Timaeus, the Big Bang and the problem of scientific knowledge, Albany [NY] (State University of New York Press) 1995

 

A summary and contents of the book at the SUNY Press website

A fragment of the book

A review

 

Reading classes in Greek and Latin

 

Reading Greek: Plato "Timaeus"

                    Atlantis' Myth

                    Creation of the Universe

                    and also at classics.mit.edu and Perseus Project

 

Reading Greek: Diogenes of Apollonia. Fragments

                     Parmenides, Fragmenta

 

Reading Latin: Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes (selected fragments from book I)

 

Elementary Greek. A reading book: Lessons 1-8 9-15 16-24  25-37  37-48  49-60

                                               

Elementary Latin: a textbook of Latin with exercises and a grammar (a PDF)

 

Cf. also: A list of the Resources for Classical Studies

       A selection of materials for those who teach and study Greek and Latin

 

 

2008

 

John Dillon

 

Basic Issues in Platonism (a syllabus)

 

Plato: at classics.mit.edu and Perseus Project

John Dillon, The Middle Platonists (Cornell UP, 1996)

John Dillon, The Heirs of Plato (Oxford, 2003)

      -- also available in a Russian translation

John Dillon, How does the soul direct the body, after all? (an article)

John Dillon, Monist and dualist tendencies in Platonism before Plotinus ENG  RUS

 

Dominic O'Meara

 

Metaphysics in Late Antiquity

 

Greek texts; English translations: Alexander (fragments 1  and 2), Syrianus, Proclus 

Cf. also Dominic O'Meara, Pythagoras Revived (Oxford UP, 1990)

      -- also available in a Russian translation

 

 

Andrey Schetnikov and Svetlana Mesyats

 

1. Reading class in Plato, Philebus

    (a selection with a Russian translation)

 

2. Plato and Ancient Mathematics

 

Plato: at classics.mit.edu and Perseus Project

Andrey Schetnikov, a series of works in Ancient Mathematics and

     a Russian translation of basic texts cf. at his page

 

 

John Rist

 

Plotinus on Plato; Why does Plotinus not like Gnostics

 

A short outline, Greek texts and suggested reading

English translation    

 

Cf. also. John Rist, Plotinus: The Road to Reality (Cambridge 1967)

-- available in a Russian translation

 

Teun Tieleman

 

Galen: Portrait of an Ancient Scientist;

Galen and the Controversy over the Seat of the Intellect

 

Greek and Latin texts      English translation Part A  Part B

 

Cf. also. Teun Tieleman Galen and Chrysippus On the Soul: Argument and Refutation in the De Placitis Books II and III (Brill: Leiden/Boston 1996) and Chrysippus On Affections. Reconstruction and Interpretation. (Brill: Leiden/Boston 2003)

 

Reading classes in Greek and Latin

 

Reading Greek: Heraclitus, Fragments (selected)   Chrysippus, Fragments (selected)

 

Reading Latin: Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes (selected fragments from book I)

 

Elementary Greek. A reading book: Lessons 1-8 9-15 16-24  25-37  37-48  49-60

                                               

Elementary Latin: a textbook of Latin with exercises and a grammar (a PDF)

 

Cf. also: A list of the Resources for Classical Studies

            A selection of materials for those who teach and study Greek and Latin

 

Round Tables

 

1. History and philosophy of Law            

        Reading materials

 

2. Rethinking the Foundation of Morality: Fundamental Values in the Changing World

Materials: John Rist, Human Value:  A Study of Ancient Philosophical Ethics (Philosophia Antiqua 40) (Leiden 1982), Augustine:  Ancient Thought Baptized (Cambridge 1994), Real Ethics:  Rethinking the Foundations of Morality (Cambridge 2001)

 

3. Reading Philosophical Texts      

    Materials: M. Wolf and I. Berestov (a paper)   

                  S. Mesyats (Round table, summer 2007)

  

 

2007

 

John Dillon

 

1. Opening session Classical Tradition and the World Crisis

 

2. Platos Laws and the contemporary global problems

 

Plato: at classics.mit.edu and Perseus Project

The most convenient English translation of the Laws is the Penguin translation by Trevor
Saunders, with good comments.
R.F. Stalley, An Introduction to Plato's Laws (Oxford, 1983).

Glenn Morrow, Plato's Cretan City (Princeton/Oxford, 1960).

 

Cf. also. John Dillon, The Middle Platonists (Cornell UP, 1996)

John Dillon, The Heirs of Plato (Oxford, 2003) -- both of which available in Russian translation

 

Mostafa Younesie

 

Classical Intercultural Thinking (Part one: Introduction and Zoroastrianism)

 

http://www.avesta.org/ (it is for the Gathas of Avesta that the left part under the title of Yasna should be read).

http://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-Greece/plato/default.asp

www.classicallibrary.org/plato/dialogues/index.htm 

Plato: at classics.mit.edu and Perseus Project (Critias, Major Alcibiades and Book 10 of Laws)

 

Leonidas Bargeliotes

 

Hellenic Classical Humanism and its Relevance to the Formation of

Mans Critical Thought (Part one: Introduction and classical concept of education)

 

Plato: at classics.mit.edu and Perseus Project

Additional materials will be available soon

 

Eugene Afonasin and Gábor Betegh

 

A seminar on New methods in classical studies

 

A list of the Resources for Classical Studies

Papyrology: http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/POxy/flashy/index.html

Doxographical studies (references and Russian translations)

 

Eugene Afonasin

 

An Internet-seminar on Classical Languages

 

A list of the Resources for Classical Studies

A selection of materials for those who teach and study Greek and Latin

 

Eugene Afonasin

 

An Internet-seminar on Academic Writing

 

A syllabus and a selection of materials

 

VARIOUS MATERIALS (MAINLY IN RUSSIAN) CF. AT THE SITE OF

 

Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition

 

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