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Enchiridion

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Due Dates

The due dates for assignments are split between the levels. The Basic is due on Sunday at midnight CST (06:00 Monday GMT), The Optional and Advanced are due on Tuesday midnight CST (06:00 GMT).

Translations

Translations are optional. They are an important part of a new student's learning curve, but at some point, one stops writing down the Greek in English and goes to the next step - thinking in Greek. See the page on translation techniques and formatting for sending them in.

Grammar and Vocabulary Questions

The grammar questions are designed to make one think about the text. Simple questions like forms, etc. will be provided in grammar tips.

The questions are also designed to get your nose into Smyth's A Greek Grammar, and to help index the content of the reading to Smyth, Funk, Wallace, Mounce and Mastronarde, so that other students can understand more thoroughly utilizing the best tools.

 

 

Note: The Enchiridion readings are set. The Advanced readings are still being determined.

Weekly Readings

The Enchiridion I GreekStudy group will begin on March 24, 2008. The group will be reading through chapters 1-26 of the Enchiridion by Epictetus in twelve sessions. Each week's reading is from 160-200 words long (about a page of Loeb Greek text). The remaining chapters 27-53 will be read in a later Enchiridion II reading group.

Group Levels:

Basic: Readings are about 60 words long (about 40% of the reading). The most important and/or easier parts of the weekly reason are chosen for this group. It may or may not be the beginning of the week's reading.
Participation options: Translations, Grammar/Vocab Questions

Optional: The remaining part of the Enchiridion weekly reading (not in the Basic or about 60% of the reading). If you do both the Basic and the Optional, you will read the entire Chapters 1-26 of the Enchiridion.
Participation Options: Translations, Grammar/Vocab Questions

Advanced: Readings taken from other important texts outside the Enchiridion. These are from the Discourses, Simplicius' Commentary on the Enchiridion or one of the Christian rescensions. The advanced readings will not have translation collations provided - but vocabulary and grammar questions may be provided. A Greek-English diglott format will be available.
Participation Options: Grammar/Vocab and Topic Questions
 

Readings 1-12

Reading 1 - March 24

Chapters: 1.1-1.4
Translations Due Sunday, March 30 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, April 1 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title Audio
Basic 1
Enchiridion
1.1
What is and is not up to us. 1.1-5
Basic 2
Enchiridion
1.2
What's up to us explained  
Optional 1
Enchiridion
1.3
Keep the two separate  
Optional 2
Enchiridion
1.4
You can not be mediocre  
Advanced 1
Simplicius   Description of the Enchiridion  
Advanced 2
       

 

Reading 2 - March 31

Chapters 1.5-2.2
Translations Due Sunday, April 6 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, April 8 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title Audio
Basic
Enchiridion
1.5
Test Every Impression 1.5
Optional 1
Enchiridion
2.1
The promise of desire and aversion 2.1
Optional 2
Enchiridion
2.2
Withdraw aversion and desire 2.2
Advanced 1
Discourses
3.23.30
A philosopher's school is like a doctor's office.  
Advanced 2
Discourses
3.2.1
Why study philosophy?  

 

Reading 3 April 7

Chapters 3.1-5.1
Translations Due Sunday, April 13 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, April 15 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Basic
Enchiridion
3.1
What sort is your entertainment?
Optional 1
Enchiridion
4.1
What sort are your deeds?
Optional 2
Enchiridion
5.1
Judgments not events disturb
Advanced 1
Discourses
2.23.8
What is Proairesis?

 

Reading 4 April 14

Chapters 6.1-9.1
Translations Due Sunday, April 20 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, April 22 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
6.1
The proper use of impressions.
Optional 2
Enchiridion
7.1
Stay near the ship - Be ready!
Basic 1
Enchiridion
8.1
Don't seek to change things.
Basic 2
Enchiridion
9.1
What is an impediment?
Advanced 1
Simplicius
13 sel.
The Pilot of the Ship

 

Reading 5 April 21

Chapters 10.1-12.2
Translations Due Sunday, April 27 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, April 29 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
10.1
Don't let internal impressions run away with you.
Basic
Enchiridion
11.1
"I did not lose it, I gave it back."
Optional 2
Enchiridion
12.1
Don't let your mind be troubled.
Optional 3
Enchiridion
12.2
Begin with the little things
Advanced 1
Scholia
11
Scholia on Chapter 11
Advanced 2
Scholia
12
Scholia on Chapter 12

 

Reading 6 April 28

Chapters 13.1-14.2
Translations Due Sunday, May 4 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, May 6(midnight CST)

Level
Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
13.1
Nothing is got without a price
Basic
Enchiridion
14.1
Who is master? Who is slave?
Optional 2
Enchiridion
14.2
Wish to be free, not a slave
Advanced 1
Discourses 4.10.25-26 You cannot progress if you persue external things
Advanced 2
Paraphrasis Christiana 18-19 Parallel to Enchiridion chapters 13-14

 

Reading 7 May 5

Chapters 15.1-17.1
Translations Due Sunday, May 11 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, May 13 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
15.1
Behave like at a banquet.
Optional 2
Enchiridion
16.1
Don't let other's impressions take you away.
Basic
Enchiridion
17.1
You are an actor in the play of life
Advanced 1
Discourses
3.22.45-50
Diogenes the Cynic's 'Plan for Life'
Advanced 2
Scholia
17
 
Scholia on 'The play of Life'

 

Reading 8 May 12

Chapters 18.1-20.1
Translations Due Sunday, May 18 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, May 20 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
18.1
"Every omen is favorable for me."
Basic 1
Enchiridion
19.1
You can be unconquerable
Basic 2
Enchiridion
19.2
Despise the things you cannot control.
Optional 2
Enchiridion
20.1
Be the master of yourself.
Advanced 1
Discourses 2.7.1-14 How to use divination.

 

Reading 9 May 19*

Chapters 21.1-24.1
Translations Due Sunday, June 1* (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, June 3* (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
21.1
Keep your eyes on death foremost.
Basic
Enchiridion
22.1
A philosopher will be ridiculed.
Optional 2
Enchiridion
23.1
Be a philosopher to yourself
Optional 3
Enchiridion
24.1
Be a nobody with honor; not a somebody without honor
Advanced 1
Discourses 2.7.5-7 Why your parents should let you study philosophy
Advanced 2
Discourses 4.8.17-20 Why be a philosopher in secret

*Changed because of Memorial Day

Reading 10 June 1

Chapters 24.2-24.4
Translations Due Sunday, June 8 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, June 10 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
24.2
Can your friends live without you?
Basic
Enchiridion
24.3
Do you want money or a friend?
Optional 2
Enchiridion
24.4
Be a citizen, but keep your respect.
Advanced 1
Christiana Paraphrasis
31 part
Parallel section to Enchiridion ยง24.3
Advanced 2
Discourses
4.9.17-18
The 'good' you get by being a Stoic

 

Reading 11 June 8

Chapters 24.5-25.3
Translations Due Sunday, June 15 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, June 17 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
24.5
Don't end up shameless and unfaithful
Optional 2
Enchiridion
25.1
Has someone been honoured before you
Basic 1
Enchiridion
25.2
How is it possible to be equal
Basic 2
Enchiridion
25.3
A lettuce or an obol?
Advanced 1
Paraphrasis Christiana
31 part
Parallel to Enchiridion 24.4-5
Advanced 2
Scholia
Chap 25
Scholia on Chapter 25

 

Reading 12 June 15

Chapters 25.4-26.1
Translations Due Sunday, June 22 (midnight CST)
Grammar Questions Due Tuesday, June 24 (midnight CST)

Level Book Sections Title
Optional 1
Enchiridion
25.4
Does a dinner guest pay?
Optional 2
Enchiridion
25.5
Some things just happen.
Basic
Enchiridion
26.1
Learn the will of nature
Advanced 1
     
Advanced 2
     

 

Table of Enchiridion Sections and Readings

    Words
Level
Week Due Date
1.1
What is and is not up to us.
42
Basic
1
30-Mar-08
1.2
What's up to us explained
21
Basic
1
30-Mar-08
1.3
Keep the two separate
61
Optional
1
30-Mar-08
1.4
You can not be mediocre
55
Optional
1
30-Mar-08
           
1.5
Test Every Impression
57
Basic
2
06-Apr-08
2.1
The promise of desire and aversion
52
Optional
2
06-Apr-08
2.2
Withdraw aversion and desire
69
Optional
2
06-Apr-08
           
3.1
What sort is your entertainment?
44
Optional
3
13-Apr-08
4.1
What sort are your deeds?
96
Optional
3
13-Apr-08
5.1
Judgments not events disturb
78
Basic
3
13-Apr-08
           
6.1
The proper use of impressions.
54
Optional
4
20-Apr-08
7.1
Stay near the ship - Be ready!
89
Optional
4
20-Apr-08
8.1
Don't seek to change things.
15
Basic
4
20-Apr-08
9.1
What is an impediment?
34
Basic
4
20-Apr-08
           
10.1
Don't let internal impressions run away with you.
43
Optional
5
27-Apr-08
11.1
"I did not lose it, I gave it back."
52
Basic
5
27-Apr-08
12.1
Don't let your mind be troubled.
43
Optional
5
27-Apr-08
12.2
Begin with the little things
52
Optional
5
27-Apr-08
           
13.1
Nothing is got without a price
47
Optional
6
04-May-08
14.1
Who is master? Who is slave?
62
Basic
6
04-May-08
14.2
Wish to be free, not a slave
38
Optional
6
04-May-08
           
15.1
Behave like at a banquet.
88
Optional
7
11-May-08
16.1
Don't let other's impressions take you away.
64
Optional
7
11-May-08
17.1
You are an actor in the play of life
45
Basic
7
11-May-08
           
18.1
"Every omen is favorable for me."
61
Optional
8
18-May-08
19.1
You can be unconquerable
7
Basic
8
18-May-08
19.2
Despise the things you cannot control.
63
Basic
8
18-May-08
20.1
Be the master of yourself.
48
Optional
8
18-May-08
           
21.1
Keep your eyes on death foremost.
29
Optional
9
25-May-08
22.1
A philosopher will be ridiculed.
70
Basic
9
25-May-08
23.1
Be a philosopher to yourself
35
Optional
9
25-May-08
24.1
Be a nobody with honor; not a somebody without honor
71
Optional
9
25-May-08
           
24.2
Can your friends live without you?
49
Optional
10
01-Jun-08
24.3
Do you want money or a friend?
65
Basic
10
01-Jun-08
24.4
Be a citizen, but keep your respect.
68
Optional
10
01-Jun-08
           
24.5
Don't end up shameless and unfaithful
33
Optional
11
08-Jun-08
25.1
Has someone been honoured before you
54
Optional
11
08-Jun-08
25.2
How is it possible to be equal
40
Basic
11
08-Jun-08
25.3
A lettuce or an obol?
40
Basic
11
08-Jun-08
           
25.4
Does a dinner guest pay?
48
Optional
12
15-Jun-08
25.5
Some things just happen.
24
Optional
12
15-Jun-08
26.1
Learn the will of nature
83
Basic
12
15-Jun-08