Join us as we explore Classical Greek using Phaedo by the philosopher Plato.

This day will provide an opportunity for those with New Testament Greek to explore Classical Greek using the text Phaedo by the fifth-century BC philosopher Plato. Documenting Socrates' final hours on earth, the Phaedo sees the philosopher in prison having been sentenced to death by the Athenian state on charges of corrupting the youth and introducing foreign gods. He discourses with his friends on the immortality of the soul, before taking the draught of hemlock. We shall study the portion of the text that describes that final event. The selection is taken from this year's GCSE Greek set-text and will be provided as a print-out. It can be also found with vocabulary and short commentary in the official OCR GCSE anthology here.

When| Saturday 11 February, 10.30am-3.30pm (refreshments will be provided but students are responsible for providing their own lunch)

Where| Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral

Tutor| Anthony Armstrong, Latin and Greek tutor

Cost| £25 

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until 12noon on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

Clergy and Readers in St Albans Diocese have complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups. For clergy/Reader bookings, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.

If you have any questions about this study day, please do get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]