Coming Soon: Enhanced Privacy for Forum Participants

Dear Participants, Since this project began in 2013, our Forums have been a place where participants meet to discuss topics related to the ancient world, while also getting to know each other through social threads. Many participants generously share details about their families, work, and lives in general. All of this has helped to support our community development goals. Now that the community is expanding in new ways and welcoming… Read more

Hour 25 to Kosmos Society: A new beginning

Statue of Atlas at Doges Palace, Venice, Italy When Hour 25 opened its doors in 2013, it was envisioned as a community-driven companion project to “The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours,” the edX/HarvardX MOOC directed by Gregory Nagy, which is also known as HeroesX. The idea was that Hour 25 would allow participants to go beyond the 24 Hours of HeroesX by providing a friendly, safe, and stimulating environment for… Read more

Looking back on 2016!

In 2016, Hour 25—soon to be renamed the Kosmos Society—had an exciting year. There were new programs, new community-organized groups and many interesting guests for the ongoing CHS Open House discussions. We extended our horizons beyond ancient Greece to include traditions related linguistically, geographically, and culturally with themes from Epic of Gilgamesh, Shāhnāma, Beowulf, the Táin and Celtic mythology, along with readings from Thucydides, Hesiod, Aesop, and Herodotus. We will continue to… Read more

Le Héros Grec en 24 Heures

  La Vie des Classiques vous offre la possibilité de retrouver l’intégralité des vidéos sous-titrées en français du MOOC de Harvard: Le Héros Grec en 24 Heures. Le professeur Gregory Nagy enseigne à Harvard. Au cours de ce projet, vous allez explorer avec lui plus de 250 textes des plus grands chefs-d’oeuvre de la littérature grecque.   The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours La Vie des Classiques is offering… Read more

Upcoming Book Club Selections: Winter 2017

We are excited to share the themes for the upcoming Book Club selections for the beginning of 2017, when we explore some selections from ancient Roman works. Look out for further announcements with details of the texts, and the related forum threads, nearer the time! Tuesday January 31: Ovid Metamorphoses Tuesday February 28: Virgil Aeneid Tuesday March 28: Seneca, tragedy There will also be CHS Open House discussions to tie… Read more