Forthcoming Book Club selections | Winter 2019

The Book Club is taking a break over the holiday season, although discussion is still taking place in the forum. Meanwhile here is a foretaste of what is to come during the early part of 2019 to start a new year of varied classical reading from Roman and Greek primary texts, with works by: Plautus Plutarch Xenophon Look out for further announcements in January, February, and March with details of… Read more

HAA-CHS Spring Break Trip to Greece

Join Professor Gregory Nagy and a group of students, HeroesX participants, and alumni, March 15–23 2019, on the Harvard Alumni Travels – Center for Hellenic Studies Spring Break Trip 2019, an immersive, 9-day exploration of Greece! Travel back in time to ancient Greece, starting in the charming seaport town of Nafplio, home to Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Then proceed through the Peloponnese to Delphi and Athens. Explore Greece’s… Read more

Forthcoming Book Club selections | Fall 2018

Thanks to all who have participated in the forum and via hangouts in the Kosmos Society Book Club discussions so far this year. You can still post in the forums if you missed the live sessions, have anything further to add, or if you have read additional parts of the selected works. Here is a foretaste of what is to come during Fall 2018 at the Book Club, in which… Read more

The nomination period for the new SCS Forum Prize is open!

The Kosmos Society team is pleased to share news of the first annual nomination period for the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) Forum Prize. This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to public engagement made by non-academic works (e.g. essays, books, poems, articles, podcasts, films, and art) about the ancient Greek and Roman world. In 2018 the nomination period is open from now until October 1st. In 2019 the nomination period will be open from September… Read more

Ancient Greek for pre-school children: An interview with Paraskevi Foti

Paraskevi Foti has written a doctoral dissertation on teaching ancient Greek to pre-school children in Greece, using Aesop’s Fables, and music[1]. Here, she shares some insights from her research. Why did you decide on this subject? This doctoral dissertation includes four of my great affections: the ancient Greek language, Aesop’s myths, music and Kindergarten. Through this research-action, I wanted to investigate if I can bring the children into contact with… Read more