“Words of the ancients still ring true” at Sententiae Antiquae

After years of engaging with masterpieces of ancient Greek song culture, many of us would agree with Euripides’ claim that: “Many words of the ancients still ring true.” Certainly they are ringing loud and clear at Sententiae Antiquae, a blog started in 2011 and managed by several classicists, including our HeroesX/Hour 25 friend, Joel Christensen. With original translations, commentary, and humor, Sententiae Antiquae uses the latest technology to give modern readers access… Read more

India and Greece: Four Comparative Approaches

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies has announced the publication of Classics@12: Comparative Approaches to India and Greece. This online volume contains papers comparing specific literary and cultural traditions in India and Greece. The papers served as the basis of discussion at an event organized by the Center for Hellenic Studies in association with the Embassy of India. “India and Greece, four comparative approaches: An evening of conversation with four scholars”… Read more

Antigone Update—A day devoted to Sophocles’ Antigone

~ A guest post by Christina Lafi and the Antigone team ~ Over the past few weeks, five high school students and a university student have been working with the Center for Hellenic Studies in Nafplion, Greece to rehearse a performance of a key segment of Sophocles’ Antigone in ancient Greek. On March 27 at 8:00–10:00 p.m. GMT (2:00–4:00 p.m. EDT), this dedicated team will record their performance of Antigone lines… Read more

Antigone Project News

Imagine attending the Theater of Dionysos in 442 B.C.E. when Sophocles’ Antigone was first produced.  What did the Ancient Greek sound like?  What emotions did it stir in the audience?  Whose perspective would we share?  Which arguments would sway you? In order to capture the power of the language and the dramatic intensity of the play, the Hour 25 community is delighted to announce that two groups of high school… 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