Monthly Round-up: October 2015
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Welcome to October’s monthly round-up of activity on Hour 25, which gives you a chance to catch up or revisit recent posts and discussions.
CHS Open House
This month’s discussions were:
You can find videos of previous CHS Open House discussions here.
This is just a reminder of the projects currently underway at Hour 25. Please post in the relevant forum threads if you are interested in joining! You can find a list of forthcoming Book Club selections here.
Jewels and Precious Objects—Hélène Emeriaud displays a dazzling selection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Core Vocab: eris—Sarah Scott opens a discussion on uses of the word eris across a range of texts
Excidium Troiae—Discussion about this medieval version of the Trojan War, now available in a new English translation
Amazons—Visual and verbal depictions of Amazons
Norns and Fates—Comparison of the Morai with how the Fates are depicted in other Indo-European traditions
Poppy goddess, Opium and other drugs—Evidence from archaeology, visual arts, and texts about the use of drugs in the Bronze Age
Odysseus on the Silver Screen—The details of the archery contest, the configuration of the axes, the type of bow
Myth of “Returning King”—Comparison of the nostoi of Greek heroes and others
Core Vocab: eris—Further passages investigating the use and meaning of eris
Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese—Discussion about Patrick Leigh Fermor’s account of his travels in this region
—This is just one of the titles posted on the Community Book Shelf.
This month’s guest baristas were Hélène Emeriaud, Janet Ozsolak, Sarah Scott, and new member Timothy Banks. Please click on the images to go to the Café threads.
From the Archive
Participants joining us from HeroesX are currently reading Oedipus at Colonus, and might be interested to view the recordings of two community discussions that were held last year:
Tip of the Month: Adding a Gravatar
When you read forum threads, have you noticed that some members of Hour 25 have a profile image associated with their forum posts? These icon images are known as ‘Gravatars’. If you’d like to know how to add a Gravatar to your own profile, here is how to do it:
You can use the same username as on Hour 25, but choose a different password!
When you receive an email from WordPress, follow the confirmation link to activate the account.
Then go to http://en.gravatar.com
Click ‘Create Gravatar’ and select ‘I already have a WordPress.com account!’
Next time you log in to Hour 25, your forum posts will display your Gravatar!
For additional guidance, follow Step-by-step instructions for creating a Gravatar.