Core Vocab: nomos

Our next Core Vocab term, taken from terms listed in H24H[1] and tracked in the associated Sourcebook[2] is nomos [νόμος]. Gregory Nagy glosses the word as follows: “nomos, plural nomoi ‘local custom; customary law; law’.” In Eumenides we see Athena changing the old system of vendetta, personified by the Furies or Erinyes, to that of a justice system and trial by jury[3]. The Furies complain (twice): Younger gods, you have ridden down… Read more

Open House | Euripides’ Erechtheus in context, with Lucia Athanassaki

We were pleased to welcome Lucia Athanassaki, Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Crete, for a discussion of Euripides’ Erechtheus in context. The event took place on Thursday, April 25th, at 11 a.m. EDT, and was recorded. In preparation you might like to read Lycurgus, Against Leocrates 98–101, available on Perseus. You can watch the event on our YouTube channel, or in the frame below: For further videos… Read more