Olga Levaniouk

Errant Brothers

A guest post by Sarah Scott I was reading Gregory Nagy’s translation of the Sappho ‘Brothers’ poem, and it made me think of Works and Days, and then I got to wondering about brothers—or sisters for that matter. I do not mean those who form a pair, as in the ‘twin’ myths discussed with us by Douglas Frame for example, where the two are complementary. Rather, I mean those siblings… Read more

Open House | The Dreams of Barchin and Penelope, with Olga Levaniouk

We were pleased to welcome back Professor Olga Levaniouk (University of Washington) for an Open House discussion on “The dreams of Barchin and Penelope.” The webcast was recorded and can be viewed below, or you can watch on our YouTube channel. To prepare for this conversation, participants might like to read Olga Levaniouk’s Eve of the Festival Chapter 13, “The Dream.” Featured in the video was Olga Levaniouk’s translation of… Read more

Book Club: Cretan Lies

Our next Book Club selections explore the Cretan Lies of Odysseus. Our readings are: Odyssey books 13, 14, and 19, with particular focus on these passages: Athena 13.250–370 Eumaios 14.185–530 Penelope 19.163–348 Olga Levaniouk: Eve of the Festival, Chapter 1 ‘Beginning of the Dialogue: Setting up the Third Cretan Lie’ Classical Inquiries post by Gregory Nagy: A Cretan Odyssey, Part I We will meet for a live conversation via Google+… 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

Open House | Penelope and Weaving, with Olga Levaniouk

We were pleased to welcome Professor Olga Levaniouk (U. of Washington) for an Open House Discussion on Penelope & Weaving. Our discussion was informed  by the descriptions of Penelope’s weaving in Scrolls 2, 19, and 24—especially the focus passages below. You can watch the recording in the frame below, or on our YouTube channel. Focus Passages Odyssey ii 85–128 [85] “Telemakhos, insolent braggart that you are, how dare you try… Read more