Here is a reminder of recent activity on Hour 25 and a chance to read posts or forum threads you might have missed or want to revisit.
We shared news about further learning resources:
Connections: Poets, Performance, and Reception—passages and resources relating to the work of Gregory Nagy and Olga M. Davidson on the myths relating to ‘Lives of Homer’ and ‘Life of Ferdowsi’.
Continue Learning with Professor Nagy and HeroesX—the 5th session of HeroesX is now running on edX, and an opportunity to participate in a study tour in Greece.
CHS Open House
The Spring session of video discussions started with two very different topics of conversation:
The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Search for Everlasting Life
Panayotis Fragkiskos League:
‘Performance Traditions in Greece‘
This month’s guest posts feature images and passages that invite further discussion, and there are related forum threads (see below).
Errant Brothers—Sarah Scott compares the brothers in Sappho’s poetry and Works & Days and asks if there is a tradition about errant or disconnected siblings
Daughters of Helios—Hélène Emeriaud draws inspiration from artworks to look at the stories relating to Phaethon and his sisters
Armenian Song Culture: Vahagn—Janet Ozsolak finds connections between the ancient Greek hero and the Armenian song The Birth of Vahagn
Core Vocab: moira—Sarah Scott is intrigued by the wide range of meanings for this month’s word
Gallery: Delphi—Hélène Emeriaud brings together photographs supplied by community members Euthymia and Laura Ford with passages about this ancient site
There were discussions on a wide variety of topics, and all these beautiful, rich threads are still open for further additions, so please just click the link and dive in!
This month’s topics were hosted by Tritogeneia, and Myrmidon. Click the images to go to the discussion thread.
From the Archives
Remember, you can still join in older conversations if you come across something relevant to the subject. Here are some items you might have missed if you joined Hour 25 recently, or you might find them of interest in connection with the February Book Club selection, Beowulf:
‘Monster Menageries of Homer and Hesiod’, with Yiannis Petropoulos—this discussion about monsters might be useful as we start to read Beowulf and encounter more monsters: how do they compare?
Under Discussion: Composition-in-Performance and Micronarrative—blog post and forum discussion about evidence from Beowulf and from ancient Greek texts about how ancient cultures perceived bards, and how the book Singer of Tales presents evidence about composition in performance.
Tip of the Month: Finding Content on Hour 25
There is a growing amount of content on the Hour 25 website. Here is a quick reminder of where to find different types of content.
- Discussions with Hour 25 community members: Forums home page
- Blog posts: navigate or search through the links from the Home page (more details on searching to come in next month’s tip!)
- Quick guide to the site: Welcome page
- The Hour 25 vision and how to get more involved: About page
- Library of texts and links to CHS publications: Texts page
- Key Greek terms and links to related forum discussions: Core Vocab page
- Learning modules for beginning word studies and going beyond reading a translation: Learn page
- Videos of discussions with scholars and artists at Hour 25 and CHS: Scholars page
- Dates of forthcoming discussions and events: Calendar page
We have shared a number of tips over the past year, which we hope you have been finding useful! Here is what we’ve looked at so far; follow the links to find out how to….
… subscribe to the Hour 25 site (get an email notification when a new front-page blog is published)
… navigate to forum topics, and explore the forum sections
… subscribe to a forum section (get an email notification when a new topic thread is started in that section)
… follow a forum topic thread (get an email notification when there is a new reply to that topic thread)
… search for content in forum topics and replies
… format forum posts
… get your reply in the correct sequence within the topic thread (quick reminder: submit, edit, submit again!)
… add links in forum posts
… add images in forum posts
… add tags to forum posts, and also…
……..use tags to navigate to related forum posts
… add a Gravatar