Book Club

Book Club | October 2016: Euripides’ Helen

Dear fellow readers Our next Book Club selection takes us to the world of ancient Greek drama, and that most famous and beautiful of women, Helen. There is a new “heroized” version of the play in the Text Library, here, in html or PDF format. This tracks the Core Vocab words that we are familiar with from the HeroesX project and the Sourcebook, and is based on the translation by… Read more

Book Club | September 2016: Homeric Conversation

Dear fellow readers Our Book Club selection for September is from Deborah Beck Homeric Conversation, which you can find on the Center for Hellenic Studies website, here. We will all be reading the introduction, and then each of you can choose one other chapter to read, depending on your interest. You can start and continue the conversation in the forum, here, and we will be meeting via Google+ Hangout on… Read more

Book Club | August 2016: Pandora

Dear fellow readers, As you are enjoying the hot days of summer, you are invited to take a seat under the shade and read the Book Club selection and discuss it with your fellow readers to cool down! We will be reading Hesiod’s Works and Days, section: ‘Pandora’, lines 53–105; and Theogony, section: ‘Prometheus: Pandora and the Lineage of Women’, lines 570–616. Please join the discussion in the forum, here,… Read more

Book Club | May 2016: Cattle-Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cúalnge)

Fair, of deeds, the man I see; Wounded sore is his fair skin; On his brow shines hero’s light; Victory’s seat is in his face! Seven gems of champions brave Deck the centre of his orbs; Naked are the spears he bears, And he hooks a red cloak round! Noblest face is his, I see; He respects all womankind. Young the lad and fresh his hue, With a dragon’s form… Read more

Book Club | April: Aesop’s Fables

A Hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing: ‘Though you be swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race.’ The Hare, believing her assertion to be simply impossible, assented to the proposal; and they agreed that the Fox should choose the course and fix the goal. On the day appointed for the race the two started together. The… Read more