Book Club | February 2014: Poems of Sappho

Some say an army of horsemen, some of footsoldiers, some of ships, is the fairest thing on the black earth, but I say it is what one loves. (Sappho 16, lines 1-4, trans. Julia Dubnoff) Sappho captures the essence of love and expresses it with words that makes your tongue have a breakdown and make fire rush under your skin. My tongue has a breakdown and a delicate– all of… Read more

Watch: Gregory Nagy on Greek Lyric

We are pleased to share the following video. It features Professor Gregory Nagy leading a discussion for the Sunoikisis Greek Lyric class from the fall of 2013.   Gregory Nagy is the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and is the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC. In his publications, he has pioneered an approach to Greek literature… Read more

Chat with Artist Glynnis Fawkes Feb. 6th

Artist Glynnis Fawkes will visit Hour 25 on Thursday, February 6th from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. EST (Boston, MA) to discuss her work illustrating Homeric Hymns. This event will be held in the Project Chatroom. [Look up the time of this chat in your time zone.] We hope you will join this live session! If you can’t visit at the appointed time, please leave a question for Glynnis in the Forum. Glynnis Fawkes… Read more

Word Study: ankhitheos ‘close to the gods’ in Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

A guest post by Jenna Cole following up on our recent chat with Leonard Muellner Many interesting themes came up during our live chat with Professor Muellner, and one of them was the meaning behind Anchises’ name. To start, we look at the name of Anchises’ son, Aeneas: His name will be Aineias [Aeneas], since it was an unspeakable [ainos ]18 akhos  that took hold of me—grief that I had… Read more

Upcoming Book Discussions: Aristophanes’ Clouds, Jan. 28 – Feb. 8

The Book Club of Hour 25 is discussing Aristophanes’ Clouds. Discussions will take place on the following days and times: February 5 2014 at  2:00 p.m EST by Google Hangout February 8 2014 at  9:00 p.m EST in the Project Chatroom If you would like to join one or more of these discussions: 1) post on this thread to indicate the date you will be joining us If you would like… Read more