The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours | Gallery: Part 4

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours[1] is based on a course that Professor Gregory Nagy has been teaching at Harvard University since the late 1970s. The book discusses selected readings of texts, all translated from the original Greek into English. The texts include the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; selected Homeric Hymns; the Hesiodic Theogony and Works and Days; selected songs of Sappho and Pindar; selections from the Histories of Herodotus;… Read more

CHS GR Event | Yiorgis Yiatromanolakis, “Pausanias the traveler visits Epidaurus”

Please join us on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., in Ligourio, for the following lecture: “Pausanias the traveler visits Epidaurus” Lecturer: Yiorgis Yiatromanolakis, Emeritus Professor of Classics, National and Capodistrian University of Athens and author Respondent: Rena Zamarou, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, Department of Philology, National and Capodistrian University of Athens The lecture will be held in the Cultural Center of St. Basil Church, Ligourio, Municipality… Read more

Sanctuary of Asclepius, Olympia and Delphi: Travel-study, Leg 2

The travel-study participants at Delphi A guest post by Janet M. Ozsolak One of the highlights of this trip was meeting a dear friend, Euthymia, who was a participant in HeroesX, v1. HeroesX created a close-knit community where some of the participants had a chance to meet in-person after being fellow learners. Euthymia took me to the Sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidaurus where the magnificent Epidaurus Theater still stands. The… Read more

Connections: Drugs, Roosters, and Asklepios

Jacques-Louis David, “The Death of Socrates”(1787), Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons Many community members have been reading Gregory Nagy’s “The Last Words of Socrates in the Place Where He Died” on Classical Inquiries. In that post he explores the meaning of sacrificing a rooster to Asklepios. We are happy to share a curated selection of resources designed to help readers explore this topic in greater depth and make new connections. Primary Texts… Read more