Here are some of the highlights from the past month on Hour 25
CHS Open House
The fall season of CHS Open House discussions started this month. You can find a complete list of forthcoming discussions, and video recordings of previous visits, here.
Casey Dué, University of Houston
Paul O’Mahony, actor, writer, and educator
Introduction to the Meter of Homeric Epic, with Leonard Muellner—The latest addition to the “Just Enough” Greek series. Please see the Learning Resources page for a complete list of Learning Modules.
Leonard Muellner: The meaning of Homeric εὔχομαι through its formulas—This landmark study is now available online for free from CHS. Please see CHS publications for a complete list of online books, essays, and source texts.
Gallery: Tragedy in Visual Art—Hélène Emeriaud takes us to the theater with images of masks, and characters from the dramas.
Core Vocab: nēpios—Sarah Scott continues the exploration of words from the Core Vocabulary.
Here is a selection from September’s discussions:
And remember to check out the latest recommendations on the Community Bookshelf!
This month saw the brief—but very welcome—return of our founding barista, Myrmidon, and guest baristas Rien and Euthymia. Click on the images to go to the Café topics:
Sunrise & Sunset
From the Archive
With the upcoming CHS Open House on the dreams of Barchin and Penelope, and the October Book Club selection focusing on the Cretan Lies, you might like to revisit these Odyssean subjects from the Hour 25 archive:
Video—CHS Open House: Penelope and Weaving, with Olga Levaniouk
Tip of the Month: Navigating to Topics and Replies
Many of us use the ‘Recent Topics’ and ‘Recent Replies’ lists in the forum to see which threads are currently active. But what if you only visit the site every few days and there had been more than five new topics since your last visit? Or what if all the replies are to the same thread, for example at the weekend when there might be ten replies to the Friday Café, like this?
There are a couple of ways you can navigate to other recently active threads.
If you scroll down beneath the ‘Recent Replies’ you can select one of the links shown there.
For example, if you click ‘Latest topics’ it will display the 15 most recent new threads (and you can page through to work backwards). They are displayed with the most recent topics first:
When I was preparing the screenshots, I discovered a couple of threads I had missed!
Or you can use the forum categories on the right-hand side of the Forums home page to navigate. The ‘Freshness’ shows when the forum category was last updated:
You can then navigate into that category to view the threads, which are displayed showing the thread with the most recent reply first. In this example, the ‘Homeric Study Group Thread 9’ was started in July (about 10 weeks ago at the time of taking these screenshots) but the most recent reply was 1 day, 19 hours ago, so is shown at the top of the list.