Courses

COVID NOTICE FOR AUTUMN 2021: ALL CLASSES WILL CONTINUE ONLINE-ONLY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF Platonic Esoteric Geometry. THIS HANDS-ON GEOMETRY CLASS HAS NO ONLINE OPTION AND WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE GREEK COMMUNITY, LEVEL 2, 168 LONSDALE STREET, MELBOURNE.

READING PLATO: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Curious about philosophy? Let Plato teach you.

Join us reading and discussing the famous dialogues where Socrates stands accused of corrupting the youth of Athens.

  • Six weekly small-group sessions suitable for beginners
  • Read a set passage before the evening talk and discussion
  • All readings from The Last Days of Socrates
    (available for purchase)

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BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR THE AUTUMN TERM
ONLINE-ONLY USING ZOOM
from Wednesday, 14 April, 2021, 6:30 – 8pm.

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THEAETETUS: ON KNOWLEDGE

What is it to know? …to know ideas? …to know things? This lively and deceptively casual dialogue analyses a variety of answers to these questions so as to provide a perfect introduction to the topic.

(Not for beginners: take Reading Plato first)

The course outline will be available shortly.

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PLATO’S REPUBLIC

Find out why this is one of the most famous and influential books in the Western tradition.
Also discover some of its esoteric secrets.

(Not for beginners: take Reading Plato first)

  • Six weekly small-group sessions for continuing students
  • All readings from The Republic (available for purchase)

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This class will likely ran again in Spring 2021. Watch this space for details or subscribe to our blog.

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PLATONIC LOVE

Love, sex, booze, rhetoric and winged chariots: reading the Symposium and Phaedrus

(Not for beginners: take Reading Plato first.)

  • Six weekly small-group sessions for continuing students
  • All readings from Symposium and Phaedrus (available for purchase)
  • Course outline available soon

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This class will likely ran again in Winter 2021. Watch this space for details or subscribe to our blog.

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PLATONIC ESOTERIC GEOMETRY

(Not for beginners: take Reading Plato first.)

  • Six weekly small-group sessions
  • Compass, rule, paper and all other materials provided

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BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR AUTUMN TERM
from Monday 12 April 2021, 6:30 – 8.30pm
At the Greek Community Centre, Lonsdale St, Melbourne (No online option)

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PLATONISM & CHRISTIANITY

Discover just how much Plato and Platonism shaped Christian doctrine

  • Six weekly online lectures (including time for questions and discussion)
  • Some knowledge of Plato and/or Christianity recommended but not essential

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This lecture series ran Nov-Dec 2020. Due to high demand, it will likely run again late in 2021. Watch this space for details or subscribe to our blog.

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