9/18/2017

一句話打敗斐婷老師

是哪句話這麼威?

今天初級古希臘文上課第二週,下課時有一位同學跑來很認真地問「老師,我們可不可以不要背單字?」

同學解釋背這些單字以後都用不上因此不想背。這樣講似乎也蠻有道理的,學習西班牙文背單字文法,去西班牙旅行時還可以用得上,那麼學習古希臘文什麼時候用得上呢?這麼辛苦學習是為了什麼?這是很值得學習古希臘文的同學們一直去追問自己的問題。別忘了,第二年上學期我們會閱讀希羅多德《歷史》第一卷,跟著Solon的腳步去拜訪利底亞國王Croesus,聆聽Croesus向Solon請教何謂幸福?接著我們將閱讀柏拉圖早期對話錄《克里多篇》古希臘文原文,跟在蘇格拉底身邊聆聽他如何反駁克里多,寧死不願逃獄。而下學期我們將閱讀荷馬史詩《伊里亞特》與希臘悲劇《安提岡涅》的古希臘文原文。是的,學習古希臘文要背單字文法,因為我們正在為去古希臘旅行做準備噢!

依據斐婷老師的經驗,同學若使用不背單字文法的方式學習古希臘文,不出兩三個月(第一個學期還沒讀完)就舉步維艱,每個單字文法都必須查閱才能拼湊出一個句子,最後就整個被古希臘文淹沒了。學習古希臘文卻沒有背單字文法,終究還是去不成古希臘旅行。

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8/04/2017

古希臘文讀書會 Plato's Phaedo 95e7ff

2017/08/07 14:30-16:30
2017/08/14 10:00-12:00
2017/08/21 10:00-12:00
2017/08/28 10:00-12:00
清華大學人文社會學院哲學研討室A306
閱讀範圍 Plato's Phaedo 95e7ff
文本參考 C. J. Rowe's Plato Phaedo (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)
註解參考 D. Gallop's Plato Phaedo
期刊論文參考 G. Vlastos, 'Reasons and Causes in the Phaedo,' Philosophical Review 78 (1969), 291-325.
參與者需要有四個學期以上的古希臘文學習與閱讀經驗
歡迎大家參與!

這裏有G. Steadman's Greek Texts with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary,謝謝承遠同學幫我們找到這個網頁。
https://geoffreysteadman.com/phaedo/

7/07/2017

John Cooper on Ancient Greek Philosophies as a Way of Life

引自牛津大學The John Locke Lectures 2011 點閱連結聆聽演講內容

Professor John Cooper (Princeton)

Ancient Greek Philosophies as a Way of Life

Abstract

Philosophy is a demanding intellectual discipline, with many facets: logic, epistemology, philosophy of nature and science, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of art, rhetoric, philosophy of language and mind. But a long tradition of ancient Greek philosophers, beginning with Socrates, made their philosophies also complete ways of life. For them reason, perfected by philosophy—not religion, not cultural traditions and practices—constitutes the only legitimate authority for determining how one ought to live. They also thought philosophically informed reason should be the basis for all our practical attitudes, all our decisions, and in fact the whole of our lives. In these lectures we examine the development of this pagan tradition in philosophy, from its establishment by Socrates, through Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicurus, the Pyrrhonian Skeptics, and Plotinus and late ancient Platonism.

The 2011 John Locke Lecture series was held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in weeks 1 to 6 of Trinity Term 2011. The lectures were given at the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, Manor Road. The classes took place at the Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.

Lecture 1 (4th May): 'Philosophy in Antiquity as a Way of Life'

Lecture 2 (11th May): 'Aristotle's Philosophy as Two Ways of Life'

Class/Seminar (18th May): 'The Epicurean and Pyrrhonian Ways of Life'

Lecture 3 (25th May): 'The Stoic Way of Life'

Lecture 4 (1st June): 'Platonism as a Way of Life'

Class/Seminar (8th June): 'Plotinus on the Human Person and the Virtues'