Monthly Round-up: February 2016
Welcome to the monthly round-up for February, which gives you an opportunity to revisit topics or catch up with items you might have missed.
We were delighted to welcome guests for two very interesting discussions:
Graeme Bird: Making Connections | Exploring Beowulf
Timothy Power: Rhapsodes, Kitharôidia, and Performance in Ancient Greece (we hope to make the video available soon)
Forthcoming Publication | Particles in Ancient Greek Discourse—we shared news about the research of Anna Bonifazi, Annemieke Drummen, and Mark de Kreij
An Encounter to Remember—Laura Ford looked at the apocryphal meeting between Alexander the Great and the philosopher Diogenes
Gallery: Love and Ovid—Hélène Emeriaud displayed images of art inspired by Ovid’s mythological and love stories
Gold—Sarah Scott shared some ‘golden moments’ from the texts
- Memorable Encounters—additional examples of chance encounters in ancient Greek history and mythology
- Exploring Beowulf with Graeme Bird—discussion inspired by points raised about the text during the close readings
- Book Club | February: Beowulf—notes and further conversation about the poem
- Polychromy on Sculpture—comparison of different approaches to reconstructing the original appearance of Greek sculpture
- Ovid and Love—community members share further passages and images inspired by Ovid’s works
- In Plato we Trust πίστις (pístis, “faith, trust”) —the etymology and use of the word by Plato and beyond
- A Horse with No Name—archaeological discoveries throughout Europe
- Human Error—an exploration of atasthalie and related words, with examples from the texts
- Gold—discussion about passages from a variety of sources which feature gold
Myrmidon made a welcome return as resident barista, with a varied menu of discussion topics for our community (click on the images to visit the respective Café threads):
Tip of the Month: Finding Blog Posts
We have previously looked at how to search forum topic threads and replies, but what about the featured blog posts? Maybe you want to find out if a subject has already been covered, or retrieve information that you remember seeing ages ago.
There are several ways to do this, using the menu on the right-hand sidebar (you may need to scroll down to see this).
The first option allows you simply to type in a search term. This will find all blogs that contain this term in the title or in the content.
The second option provides broad subject categories, so you can locate blogs of a similar type, for example, if you are interested in finding all the blogs in the category Tutorial, Word Study, or Gallery.
The third option enables you to find an index list. Click on the image:
This takes you to a page with an index of all tags associated with blog posts, and it shows how many posts have that tag. Click on the link to bring up a list of posts.