Open House | How and Why to Read Plato in the Early Common Era, with Ryan Fowler

We were pleased to welcome Ryan Fowler for our Open House Discussion, to talk about ‘How and Why to Read Plato in the Early Common Era’. To prepare for the discussion, participants might like to read the following. Ryan C. Fowler: Handout: ‘On the Arrangement of the Platonic Dialogues’ (PDF) There is a second handout, referred to during the discussion: Handout #2 (PDF). You may watch the video recording of… Read more

Coming Soon to Hour 25: Sophocles’ Antigone

~ A guest post by Jessica Eichelburg ~ Over the course of the last several months, members of the Community Development team have created a “Hero-ized” version of Sophocles’ Antigone.  Our team included members who have experience reading this text in ancient Greek, and members who were reading this text in English for the first time. The Antigone Team used digital tools such as the Perseus Digital Library to find all… Read more

Open House | The Children of Odysseus, with Joel Christensen

We were pleased to welcome Professor Joel Christensen (University of Texas, San Antonio) who returned for our first 2015 Open House discussion, when we discussed the children of Odysseus, and multiformity in myth. To prepare for the discussion, participants might like to follow these links to posts in Sententiae Antiquae: Odysseus’ Children: Fourteen and Counting! The Sons of Odysseus, Part 1: Evidence from Hesiod, Eustathius and Dionysus of Halicarnassos The… Read more

Gallery: From All of Us to All of You

Hailing from the four sides of the world we are all strangers to each other. We have our screen names; aliases. We meet at Hour 25 and share something special. We become guests and hosts. We offer libations at the Friday Cafe, share stories and we become acquainted. Some of us gathered special pictures as our offering of xeniā. Please enjoy them, if you will, please post your favorite pictures… Read more

In Focus: Plato Ion 535b–c

{Socrates is speaking:} Hold it right there. Tell me this, Ion—respond to what I ask without concealment. When you say well the epic verses and induce a feeling of bedazzlement [ekplēxis] for the spectators [theōmenoi]—as you sing of Odysseus leaping onto the threshold and revealing himself to the suitors and pouring out the arrows at his feet, or of Achilles rushing at Hector, or something connected to the pitiful things… Read more