|November 4, 2019||Filled under Featured, Texts||
We are pleased to share in the Text Library a revised version of E.P. Coleridge’s translation of Euripides’ Trojan Women that tracks Core Vocab words from The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours in the same way as the associated Sourcebook. This was brought about by a community-driven collaborative “heroization” project. Read more…
|March 23, 2016||Filled under Featured, Texts||
We are delighted to share this translation, done by community member Jack Vaughan, of a beautiful, little epigram from the Greek Anthology. This epigram seems to be one example of a traditional dedication of wool-working tools to Athena. Other examples from the Greek Anthology include 6.160 and 6.174.
Why are the shuttles compared to swallows that sing at dawn? Why is the spindle described as “swimming?” Hour 25 members can discuss this and more in the Hour 25 forums. Read more…
|January 13, 2016||Filled under Featured, Texts, Topic for Discussion||
I often go to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts but I did not notice this painting until last month. The painting represents the sisters of Phaeton lamenting for their brother after his tragic death. Different versions may be found about who they are and who is their mother.
The painter, Claude Lorrain got his inspiration from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. However, the story of Phaeton’s sisters, Phaethousa Φαέθουσα ‘radiance,’ and Lempetia Λαμπετιη ‘shining,’ the daughters of the sun-god Helios, starts with Homer.
|January 12, 2016||Filled under Featured, Texts, Topic for Discussion||
I was reading Gregory Nagy’s translation of the Sappho Brothers poem (“But you are always saying, in a chattering way, that Kharaxos will come in a ship full of goods”), and it made me think of Works and Days, in which Hesiod seems to have a similar concern about his brother Perses (“my father and yours, you inept Perses, used to sail around in ships, lacking a genuine livelihood.”) I wondered whether there were genuine similarities between the two passages, and whether there were other examples of siblings who are disconnected in some way. Read more…
|December 10, 2015||Filled under Connections for Further Study, Featured, Research, Texts||
We are pleased to share the news that CHS is broadcasting to the public a live stream of events from SapphoFest 2015, to be held on Friday, December 11–Saturday, December 12. Please follow this link to Kleos@CHS for further details.
Recent posts at Classical Inquiries have featured articles about Sappho, and translations by Gregory Nagy of the newest Sappho poems and fragments. You can also find publications and articles on the CHS website. Read more…