Monthly Round-up: July 2016
Welcome to this month’s round-up of activity on Hour 25! July being a month when many people are away, this gives you the opportunity to catch up with posts and discussions you might have missed, or simply helps you find items you would like to revisit.
We continued to share videos featuring Gregory Nagy, Douglas Frame, and Leonard Muellner, discussing passages from Odyssey. You can find the whole series on the Learning Modules page, here.
Kassandra, Self-Proclaimed Goddess—Bill Moulton looks beyond her role as troubled victim, to discover a fascinating heroine and seeress
Apobatics in Karachi—Safdar Mandviwala makes connections between the ancient Greek apobatēs and his vivid memories of leaping from speeding buses
Aphaia’s Temple in Aegina—Hélène Emeriaud explores the island of Aegina and discovers a goddess and her temple
Sanctuary of Asclepius, Olympia and Delphi: Travel-study, Leg 2—Janet Ozsolak shares a gallery, texts, and impressions from the travel-study tour in Greece, led by Gregory Nagy
Core Vocab: āthlos, āthlētēs—Sarah Scott looks at the founding of the Olympic Games, the labor of the hero, and the competition of athletes
Athens and Marathon: Travel-study, Leg 3—Safdar Mandviwala shares images, history, and experiences from the travel-study tour in Greece, led by Gregory Nagy
This month’s topics included:
- Apobatics in Karachi—reactions and more details about the apobatic moments
- Sanctuary of Asclepius, Olympia and Delphi: Travel-study, Leg 2—further discussion about Epidaurus and Delphi
- Aphaia’s Temple in Aegina—a wide ranging conversation about the decorative elements and related myths of Greek temples in Aegina and Athens
- Odysseus and Ajax—relationships between Agamemnon and the other Achaean leaders
- Core Vocab: āthlos, āthlētēs—community members share further passages on the theme of athletes, and competitions
- Hephaistos’ forge—metal-working in artwork and as described in the texts
Along with Myrmidon’s hospitality, Kevin McGrath featured as guest barista with a thought-provoking topic. You can find all this month’s conversational topics by clicking on the images below:
From the Archives
We are currently thinking about the Olympics, and on August 10 Maria Xanthou will be discussing Pindar, including Pythian 3.
You might like to revisit the Book Club thread from September 2015 which discussed Pindar Pythian 3, Olympian 1, and Gregory Nagy Pindar’s Homer Chapter 4 “Pindar’s Olympian 1 and the Aetiology of the Olympic Games.”
Tip of the Month: Finding Content
There is so much content on Hour 25 that it can sometimes seem difficult to know where to start! Here are a couple of tips to help you find subjects you might be interested in:
To search for content in the blog posts (featured articles) use any of the three finding options towards the bottom of the right-hand sidebar (available on most pages):
To search for content in forum discussions use the search box at the top left of the Forums home page:
To access learning modules, use the Learn menu option at the top:
To find out about forthcoming events, or to watch video recordings of previous discussions, use the Scholars menu option at the top:
If you would like help or guidance, please feel free to post in the relevant Forum section, or in Support—someone will try to point you in the right direction!