Gallery | Many Faces of Medea

A priestess, a woman with magical powers, a mother, a lover, a woman abandoned by her husband, and a murderer. There are many faces of Medea. Being a priestess of Hecate, Medea has knowledge of magic and witchcraft. Medea boiling the ram before Pelias She will use this knowledge against her enemies. |395 By that mistress whom I revere before all others and have chosen to share my task, Hekate… Read more

Open House | The Hippolytus of Euripides, with Rebecca Futo Kennedy

We were excited to welcome Rebecca Futo Kennedy for an Open House entitled “The Hippolytus of Euripides.” The event took place on Friday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and was recorded. To get ready for the event you might like to read Euripides, Hippolytus You can watch the event on our YouTube channel or in the frame below. For further videos please visit the Watch page. Rebecca Futo Kennedy… Read more

Dreams | Part 2: Dreams in later Greek texts

In part 1, we looked at dreams as represented in Homeric epic. In part 2, we continue our exploration with some passages from other texts. Starting with tragedy, we learn from Jean Alaux Lectures Tragiques d’Homère that “According to Jacques Jouanna, there are two types of dreams: the vision-dream which offers the sleeper a symbol to decipher … and the visitation–dream where a god or a messenger or a ghost… Read more

Introducing Euripides Trojan Women

A “heroized” edition of the Trojan Women We are pleased to share in the Text Library a revised translation of the Trojan Women of Euripides that tracks Core Vocab words in the same way as the Sourcebook of Primary Texts in Translation used in HeroesX.[1] This was the result of a community-driven collaborative “heroization” project. The group revised a translation to indicate each and every occurrence of a Heroes core vocabulary term… Read more

Book Club | November 2019: Euripides Trojan Women

The maidens I brought up to see chosen for some marriage high, for strangers have I reared them, and seen them snatched away. Nevermore can I hope to be seen by them, nor shall my eyes behold them ever in the days to come. And last, to crown my misery, I shall be brought to Hellas, a slave in my old age. Our Book Club selection this month is a… Read more