Category: Word Study
|December 6, 2017||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion, Word Study||
“Beautiful were the locks of hair as they waved in the breeze surrounding him.”
How did the ancient Greeks view hair? There are many passages in which it is mentioned or described, and this series of blog posts will explore different aspects of how it is featured in some of the texts. In this first post, we are looking at physical descriptions of men’s hair. Read more…
|February 26, 2016||Filled under Featured, Word Study||
Gold: a precious metal that seems to shine like the sun, and does not tarnish or rust. No wonder it is associated with the gods.
We see this, for example, when the gods meet:
“Now the gods were sitting with Zeus in council upon the golden floor while the goddess Hebe went round pouring out nectar for them to drink, and as they pledged one another in their cups of gold they looked down upon the town of Troy.” Read more…
|September 24, 2015||Filled under Featured, Homeric Greek, News, Research, Word Study||
The Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to share Professor Leonard Muellner’s landmark study The meaning of Homeric εὔχομαι through its formulas. This online publication is open to all and free of charge.
Muellner makes a systematic analysis of the constraints in which this word is used in Homeric texts—grammatical, stylistic, and contextual—and compares them, keeping in mind the framework of traditional diction, in which “a traditional poet uses a repertoire of formulas and themes to express his meaning.” He also provides a semantic analysis of its etymology, which is key to explaining its meaning as ‘say (in a functionally marked context)’.
|April 28, 2015||Filled under Featured, Word Study||
~ A guest post by Jessica Eichelburg ~ Update: The next discussion will take place on Wednesday, June 24 2015 at 3 p.m. EDT. All are welcome to join the hangout, and/or to join in the discussion in this forum thread. As members of “Team Antigone” tasked with flagging the HeoresX core vocabulary and modernizing Jebb’s […] Read more…
|February 6, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery, Word Study|
~A Guest Post by The Oinops Study Group~ And such is the nature of journeys that when one ends another begins. Before the Oinops Study Group moves on to another adventure, we would like to share with you this gallery of our journey together, and this last posting of our shared thoughts. ἐν δ᾽ ὑμῖν […] Read more…