Monthly Round-up: April 2015
~ Here are some of the highlights of the past month on Hour 25 ~
Even if you missed the live event, you can watch the video recordings any time. You can find a complete list of visiting scholars and videos on the Scholars tab. This month we welcomed:
Yiannis Petropoulos, CHS Greece: ‘Monster Menageries of Homer and Hesiod‘
This month Hour 25 has continued to share learning resources.
India and Greece: Four Comparative Approaches—A slideshow, and links to a video recording and papers presented at an en evening of conversation with four scholars.
H24H Dialogues, Connections for Further Study
Professor Gregory Nagy’s Classical Inquiries shares new insights that supplement The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. You can always find the link via the CHS menu of this site, and there are regular Connections posts here on Hour 25 which provide further resources associated with the content of his posts.
Introduction to Homeric Greek
This Introduction to Homeric Greek series was created by members of the Hour 25 Community in coordination with Professor Graeme Bird as a community-generated, open access educational resource. The series is designed as a gentle introduction for absolute beginners.
The latest discussion sessions with Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame:
Homeric Greek: Odyssey 1.27–43, with Gregory Nagy
Homeric Greek: Odyssey 1.44–62, with Gregory Nagy
Helen’s Handmaiden — Bill Moulton highlighted the extraordinary story of Aethra, a mortal woman whose life was almost epic in scope
Gallery: Inspiration from Greek Mythology—Helene Emeriaud shared images that demonstrate how Greek mythological subjects have inspired the arts
Playing the Lyre: The Language of Lyre Playing in the History of Apollonius, King of Tyre—Brian Prescott-Decie investigated the ritual of lyre playing in Latin and Greek texts
Here is a selection of some of the active discussions that were started this month, so please follow the links and join the conversations!
The House of Secrets—how secrets are hidden and revealed at the palace of Odysseus
House of Secrets II: The Swineherd—Why is the swineherd Eumaios addressed in the second person, and how is information conveyed during this episode of Odyssey?
Homer and Odysseus—if the word ‘’hero’ isn’t used to describe Odysseus can we call him a hero?
The Ritual of Lyre Playing—what evidence is there in texts and images about the rituals and special clothing worn by lyre players?
Tapestry —classical subjects such as Iliad and Odyssey were a popular theme for tapestry artists, and community members share links to examples housed in collections around the world
Core Vocab: agorā—part of a series exploring the Core Vocabulary: a comparison of passages where this word is used
Elementary, Dr. Freud: Sweet dreams are made of this—an examination of the world of dreams, and how the ancient Greeks perceived them
Myrmidon invited us to talk about the following topics:
From the Archive
Here is a video discussion and forum thread from last year that you might like to revisit, to refresh your perspectives, or which you might have missed if you are new to Hour 25:
Here is the link to a follow-up discussion in the forum to which Olga Levaniouk kindly contributed.
Tip of the Month: Searching for a Forum Discussion
Last month we saw how to receive notifications when there are responses to a discussion thread.
But what if you want to find a particular discussion thread or reply, or want to find out if anyone has mentioned a specific word, phrase, or concept?
You can use the forum search to find forum posts that contain a given expression. The search box is on the Forums Home page:
Type in your search term, and click Search.
As with most searches, if you want to search for a phrase, you can enclose it in quotation marks to narrow it down. For example, you might want to search for “wedding day”.