Class times: 6.30 to 8 pm | Tuesdays | 12, 19, 26 July & 2, 9, 16 August 2022
Venue: Multipurpose Room 2 in the Kathleen Syme Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Melbourne (+online)
Directions: From the Kathleen Syme Centre main entrance, take the stairs to the first floor and then a sharp left to Multipurpose Room 2 (guidance will be available on the first night).
Online: zoom link | It’s the same link for all six classes. | In case of internet disruption, dial-in on +61 2 8015 6011 | Meeting ID: 859 2211 8980 | Passcode: 947318
Course Outline and further reading (no set reading for this course)
As an addition to the 3rd class, there is this talk by Joanne Leone about Gnostic Christianity. Joanne gave this presentation (starting in the recording at the 52 min mark) the last time we ran this course. We thank Joanne for her marvelous insights into the Gnostic tradition.
The myth of the virgin mother-wife
CORRECTION to the video: it was Eudoxus who was the contemporary of Plato and attributed with the new definition of ratio/logos found in Euclid (BkV Defn5). The stoic quoted is Chrysippus (Thanks Witold!).
For references discussed in class, see the “further reading” for Week 3 in the Course Outline.
For books about the golden ratio in PDF see these search results. Paul Recommends Dunlap . (Thanks Paul!) Coinage from around Plato’s time present the pentagon (expressing the golden ratio), for example this one or this one.
For proportion in Churches see: How to read churches: A crash course in ecclesiastical architecture by Denis McNamara (Thanks Jon!)
Other videos and podcasts
The Secret History of Western Esotericism (SHWEP) has some great podcasts on this topic, including this one on how (why?) Christianity became the preferred religion of the Roman Empire early in the 4th Century.