Open House | ‘Whose Plan is This?’ with Efimia D Karakantza & Justin Arft

We were pleased to welcome Efimia D. Karakantza (University of Patras, Greece), and Justin Arft (University of Missouri) for an Open House discussion: ‘Within the Kyklos: Whose plan is this? Divine plans and poetic narrative in the Iliad and Odyssey’. This open discussion took place within the Kyklos, the intergenerational project of the CHS focusing on the Greek Epic Cycle and its interface with other genres, namely the Homeric Epics.… Read more

Oinops, Sacrifice and Ritual

~ A guest blog by Jacqui Donlon and the Oinops Study Group~ “He looked all sorrowfully out upon the wine-faced [oinops] sea [pontos], and said, “Sperkheios, in vain did my father Peleus vow to you that when I returned home to my loved native land I should cut off this lock and offer you a holy hecatomb; fifty she-goats was I to sacrifice to you there at your springs, where… Read more

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours: Signs of the Hero in Epic and Iconography

Registration is now open for Module 2 of the Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (Hours 6–11), “Signs of the Hero in Epic and Iconography“, on edX. HUM 2.2x., the second of five modules in The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours, “Hours 6–11: Signs of the Hero in Epic and Iconography” explores the interactions of text and image in a culture where the “text” is not a written document but… Read more

Open House | Odyssey or the Return of a Song, with Ioanna Papadopoulou

We were pleased to welcome Ioanna Papadopoulou for an Open House discussion with members of the community.  Dr. Papadopoulou is the E.U. Fellow in Multi-Disciplinary Research/IT and Publications at the Center for Hellenic Studies and an Associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (PHI/ Groupe de Philosophie ancienne et médiévale). She guided a discussion on “Odyssey or the Return of a Song.” with reference to the following brief but important… Read more

Book Club Frogs by Aristophanes

September: Aristophanes Frogs Our next Book Club selection is Aristophanes’ Frogs. You can find the English text here: Frogs – Matthew Dillon’s translation on Perseus or Frogs  – Ian Johnston’s translation Our discussions will be held via Google+ Hangout on Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m EDT Project Chatroom on Tuesday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m EDT Please sign up for the Google+ hangout on the Forum thread Happy Readings!… Read more