Antigone Project | Antigone lines 997–1114: Ukraine

We are pleased to share the next installment of the recordings of Antigone, taken from lines 997–1114. This excerpt begins when Antigone is led away by the guards. Tiresias warns Creon about his actions. Credits A special thank you to all involved with this production. Facilitators Lyceum № 208 in Kyiv , 02002, Ovanesa Tumanyana str. 2, Kyiv The theatre of the modern drama and comedy Rusanivska Nabererzna 12,… Read more

From Scheria to Ithaca

Departure of Ulysses from the Land of the Phaeacians, Louvre Museum   Douglas Frame attended a conference hosted by the Center for Odyssean Studies in August of 2017. The topic of his presentation was the “homecoming” of Odysseus, concentrating on “nostos as taking place in a wholly imaginary world.” The notion of a nostos as a “return to life” is deeply imbedded in the Odyssey. I have traced its origins to… Read more

Annual Round-up | 2017

Whether you are new to the group, or would like to catch up with items you might have missed or want to revisit, welcome to this round-up of highlights from the content, community, and conversation at Kosmos Society over the past year. January saw changes to the community’s identity as the former “Hour 25” became the Kosmos Society, reflecting its broader scope. Online Open House discussions This year’s series of… Read more

CHS Presence at Harvard Worldwide Week 2017

The Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University will be honored by your presence at the Harvard Worldwide Week 2017 to attend the event: Role of an international Center in supporting the University’s global presence. Programs and collaborations in Greece.   The event will be held at 4:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m., October 24, 2017, at the William James Hall auditorium B1, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138. The event is free and open to… Read more

The Oresteia gets a facelift

A review of Colm Tóibín’s new novel, House of Names House of Names chronicles disturbed people performing disturbing acts. The novel is based on the story of Orestes as dramatized by three playwrights of ancient Greece: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. But wielding a heavy editor’s pencil, acclaimed novelist Colm Tóibín radically revised the story and its structure. As well, he invented new characters and made the attributes of existing ones… Read more