Trees and wood | Part 3: Mythological trees

In part 1 of this series on trees and wood, I found examples of their being used for practical purposes in Homer and Hesiod, and a more detailed analysis by Theophrastus and others in part 2. I also found that Homer and Hesiod also include references to myths, rituals, and sacred spaces associated with trees and wood, including nymphs, so for part 3, this current post, I looked for further… Read more

Open House | Ovid, with Leonard Muellner

We welcomed Leonard Muellner, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Brandeis University, who helped us to start thinking about Latin texts and Roman authors with a focus on Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The discussion was recorded. You can watch the recording in the embedded frame below, or our YouTube channel. You may like to read the following focus passages on Perseus. Book 1.89–150 Book 1. 452–524 Book 1. 525–566 Here are two… Read more