Reading Aesop in Historic Prints

To this day, the genre of animal fables remains inseparably linked to the name Aesop (Αἴσωπος). In antiquity, Greeks and Romans alike thought of him as a sage, an archetypical storyteller, and as the father and inventor of the genre as such. Tradition further tells us of a slave of unseemly appearance who would regularly surprise his contemporaries with his wit.

The objective of the course is thus twofold: we want to have a meaningful encounter with simple Ancient Greek narrative, and we will have a taste of early modern printing.

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

Mrs. Van Fossen has some flexibility in her schedule and we expect to be able to schedule this class at a time that will work for all those interested in the class. If you are interested in CLRC’s Latin 6, please click the "I'M INTERESTED!" button below and we will contact you with more information and scheduling options.

PrerequisitesParticipants will have gone through an introduction to Ancient Greek grammar, or by permission of the instructor
Instructor:  Michael Kopf, M.A.
Grade  Level: The class is suitable for students of all ages.
Minimum Enrollment: 2
Maximum Enrollment:  12
Tuition per Semester: $180

Class Meets: Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 AM Pacific for 7 weeks 

Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact Spring registration opens Oct 18th.

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Michael Kopf, M.A.

Michael Kopf received his MA in Ancient Philology in 2015 from the Polis Institute in Jerusalem after completing undergraduate studies in Classics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at the University of Vienna. He has working knowledge of 9 languages, and has been teaching Classical Greek and Latin for the last 5 years. He has taught classical languages to middle- and high-school students and graduate students, both through immersion and in more conventional settings, in Rome, Vienna and Jerusalem, and has also taught teacher training courses in Rome and Jerusalem. 

He enjoys rediscovering the ancient world and its reception, especially the history of classical education, grammar and linguistics. He recently settled in rural Austria with his wife and is eager to continue sharing his enthusiasm for antiquity and language learning through online teaching. In this way, he hopes to contribute towards making classical studies more accessible.


Textbooks and Materials:

All materials will be provided by the instructor.