Monthly Round-up: August 2016
Welcome to the latest round-up of posts and discussions you might have missed or want to revisit.
We are all excited that “The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours” version 6 is now running at edX. It’s not too late to join if you would like to enjoy a “seasonally recurring” journey with fellow participants of the project. There are new beginners, seasoned readers of the texts, and some familiar names from previous iterations, and the Discussion Board is lively!
You will find new Discussion Questions from Gregory Nagy, there will be filmed Office Hours each week, and you will find a new feature: Optional Extras—additional content at the end of each Hour.
Follow this link to enroll.
Readings and Resources
We continued to share video installments of the discussions about passages in Odyssey with Gregory Nagy, Douglas Frame, and Leonard Muellner. You can find all the published videos on the Learning Modules page, here.
Read passages from Pindar and watch this video discussion:
This month’s posts were:
Homeric Iliad 1.1–67—Kevin McGrath offers an initial analysis of the opening lines, and invites the community to join in a more detailed reading
Project: Antigone—the team introduces students from Greece who are part of the group of schools who are reading and acting part of the drama
Pottery and artefacts—Hélène Emeriaud shares images of art from the Cycladic islands in the Aegean Sea
These conversations are still active, so please jump in and join in!
- Homeric Iliad 1.1–67—in-depth readings of themes in this passage
- Dualism of land and sea (Greetings from Belgium)—sharing passages that compare or contrast how sea and land are depicted
- Core Vocab: phrēn, phrenes—exploration of this word in different contexts in ancient Greek texts
- Pottery and artefacts—discussion and further examples from the Cyclades
- Offerings to the gods—what sort of items could be offered to which gods
- Book Club | August 2016: Pandora—discussion about Pandora and her story as depicted in Theogony, Works and Days, and other texts
Click on the images to join the good company at these café topics:
From the Archives
There are some additional resources relating to Sappho in the post “Connections: Sappho, Epic, and Women Singers in India and Beyond.”