Monthly Round-up: August 2015
Here are some of the highlights from the past month on Hour 25
August saw the launch of v4 of HeroesX—many members of the Hour 25 community have enrolled and are re-engaging with the content, and are making new connections with participants of all ages from around the globe. Enrollment remains open until December.
We look forward to the start of the fall sessions of CHS Open House discussions, with Casey Dué’s visit on ‘The Iliad and the Greek Bronze Age‘.
HeroesX V3: Board of Readers—Myrmidon shared a compilation of discussion board posts written by Joel Christensen, Leonard Muellner, Keith Stone, Tom Walsh, Graeme Bird, Kevin McGrath, and Claudia Filos during the third iteration of the project in the fall of 2014.
The Giza Archives Project—Hour 25 shared details of this project which aims to collect and present online all past, present, and future archaeological activity at Giza.
Weapons of Note—Sarah Scott discussed passages from the epics where weapons have their own narratives and identities.
Gallery: Egypt in the Louvre—this month Helene Emeriaud took us on a trip to Egypt, where, according to Euripides, Menelaos’ wife Helen remained during the Trojan War.
Core Vocab: alēthēs and alētheia—we continue our exploration of the Core Vocabulary terms.
There has been a wide variety of topics; here is a selection:
Iliad Live!—reactions to the live-streamed non-stop reading of Iliad from the Almeida Theatre in London
Simone Weil—this long-running discussion has been continuing this month with more details about her life and work
Weapons and Their Stories—further examples of significant weapons and their uses
Helen by Seferis—the poem based on the tragedy Helen by Euripides
Core Vocab: alēthēs and alētheia—examples shared by community members from texts of different periods are revealing a shift in the primary meanings of these words
Be sure to visit the Community Bookshelf if you wish to discuss any secondary readings!
This month’s guest baristas were Tritogeneia, Kevin McGrath, Casey Dué, and Monica, who invited discussion about:
Click on the images above to go to the Café threads.
Community Study Groups
The Hour 25 Community Study Groups continue to be active, and all members are invited to post in the threads below if they have comments, questions, or wish to join the groups:
From the Archive
With archaeology in the air at Hour 25 at the moment, you might like to revisit the CHS Open House discussion on the ‘Geoarchaeology of Miletus‘, with Alexander Herda and Guests.
And here is the forum thread on ‘The Tamer of Horses: Archaeological Findings’.
Tip of the Month: Adding Pictures to Forum Posts
Last month we looked at adding links in forum posts.
But what if you want to add a picture? There are two ways you could do this, each with their pros and cons:
Only logged-in members of Hour 25 can see the picture, which can be an advantage if you want to keep personal images restricted to members of the community.
- Pro: quick and easy to do
- Con: thumbnail image is cropped, and restrictions on image size; appended after the text
Insert into post
It is possible to add an image from an external location, such as Photobucket, or Wikimedia Commons.
- Pro: Visible to all; can be inserted in the relevant part of the body of the post; can be resized
- Con: If the picture is moved from its original location, the image will no longer appear
Please ensure that the images you post are free from copyright restrictions.
Note: If you want to upload your own photographs onto a third-party site such as Photobucket or Flickr, please refer to their guidelines for details about how to do it.
Here is a quick guide to both methods.
Adding a Picture as an Attachment
Adding a Picture from an External Location
And finally, don’t forget to edit and submit again to make sure your post falls into the correct position within the thread.
Thanks to Rien for this month’s tip!