Core Vocab: eris

Inspired by Joel Christensen’s CHS Open House on ‘Eris and Epos: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife’ which concentrated on Homeric and Hesiodic examples (passages which are available through the linked post), I thought it might be interesting to look at other texts and to compare uses of the word eris for this month’s Core Vocab discussion. The definition from Professor Nagy is ‘strife, conflict’[1]. The word appears in… Read more

Open House | Epos and Eris: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife, with Joel Christensen

We were pleased to welcome back Joel Christensen (University of Texas, San Antonio) for our Open House discussion, when we were talking about ‘Epos and Eris: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife’, which was originally given as a keynote talk at the 2015 Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies. To prepare for the discussion, participants might like to read the paper, which is available at, here. The abstract introduces the… Read more