Beyond Translation: Using Chicago Homer for Word Studies

~ A Quick Guide to Chicago Homer for Word Studies, with Illustrated Worked Examples ~ During their research, the Oinops Study Group made use of the Chicago Homer for some aspects of their research, and the Word Study Learning Group have been exploring further the types of searches and comparisons that can be made using this online resource. These community-generated videos walk through these techniques, and the PDF files provide a… Read more

New from CHS: Albert B. Lord The Singer of Tales

We are pleased to announce that Albert B. Lord’s The Singer of Tales is now available, for free, in electronic form on the newly redesigned CHS website. Albert Lord’s book builds on the work begun by Milman Parry during his search for the oral traditions in the Yugoslavia of 1933–35, when he began recording and studying a living tradition of oral poetry to further understanding of how Homeric poetry had… Read more

Open House | Divine Plans and Poetic Narrative: part 2, with Justin Arft and Guests

We were delighted to welcome back Justin Arft (University of Missouri), and Efimia D. Karakantza (University of Patras, Greece), to continue the conversation started last week in Within the Kyklos ‘Whose Plan is This?’, Divine Plans and Poetic Narrative in the Iliad and Odyssey ‘. The discussion focused on the narrative plan of the Odyssey, with particular attention to the Phaeacians, and included the relationship between the poetic tradition, multiformity, and the reception… Read more

Book Club The Language of Heroes

Dear H25 participants, Our next Book Club selection is Chapter 3, “Heroes as Performers,” of The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad, by Richard P. Martin. Our discussion will be held via Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m EDT Please sign up for the Google+ hangout on the Forum thread. Happy Readings! Sarah & Janet Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new… Read more

Core Vocab: Xeniā

~A guest post by Janet M Ozsolak~ One of the Core Vocabulary terms of Hour 24 of Gregory Nagy’s The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours[1] is xenos which means, xenos [ξένος], plural xenoi [ξένοι] ‘stranger who should be treated like a guest by a host, or like a host by a guest; xeniā [ξενία] ‘reciprocal relationship between xenoi’; when the rules of xeniā do not work, a xenos risks defaulting… Read more