Gallery: Aphrodite and Artemis

Phaedra and Hippolytus, Sarcophagus (290CE) Louvre In Euripides’ Hippolytus, Aphrodite (Venus) and Artemis (Diana) are rivals. This Gallery shows how some sculptors and painters represented the two beautiful goddesses. They have similarities: their faces often have the same features. Gregory Nagy in Hour 20, in The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours writes about “The complementarity of Artemis and Aphrodite.” In this Gallery, Phaedra and Hippolytus, both victims, are also present.… Read more

Connections for Further Study: Hippolytus, telos, and Bridal Songs

Many community members have been reading Gregory Nagy’s latest commentary about God-Hero Antagonism in the in the Hippolytus of Euripides on the Classical Inquiries website. Below are some resources for additional study inspired by that post. Original texts Hippolytus of Euripides in Greek on Perseus Phaedra of Seneca in Latin on Perseus Word Study Results of search for Διὸς θυγάτηρ on Perseus Results of search for telos on Perseus Two other works by Euripides on CHS website… Read more

Heroes in Tragedy: A Presentation and Dialogue with Professor Gregory Nagy

Heroes in Tragedy—Live Event and Webcast Dialogue with Professor Gregory Nagy Hour 25 participants living in the Greater Boston area and learners around the world are invited to participate in a dialogue session led by Professor Nagy on Monday, Nov. 10 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (EST). Be introduced to the joy of reading ancient literature, and to seeing those ancient themes reflected in the works of our own time. Incorporating materials… Read more