Monthly Round-up: October 2016
Welcome to this month’s round-up of resources, events, blog posts and forum discussions that you might would like to revisit or might have missed—especially if you have just joined this online community.
We shared a new “heroized” version of E.P. Coleridge’s translation of Euripides’ Helen that tracks Core Vocab words in the same way as the Sourcebook. You can find it in the Text Library, here.
If you would like to take part in a future community-driven “heroization” project please indicate your interest in this forum thread.
This drama was also the subject of October’s Book Club discussion, and you can still add to the discussion thread, here.
Projects and study
There is the opportunity to get involved with the latest season of community-based projects—for more details, follow this link. If you would like to join any of them, please indicate your interest in this forum thread.
- Attic Greek—a new study group is just starting for beginners, meeting via Google+ hangout on Mondays at 12 noon EST.
- Digital Philology | Euripides—currently reading Hecuba, this project meets via Google+ Hangout on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST and works collaboratively on shared documents.
If you are interested in learning how to use online search tools, you can request help at any time and we will hold an informal session or two.
CHS Open House
This month we welcomed Stamatia Dova in a discussion on “Odysseus and the Poetics of katábasis”
Gregory Nagy and Keith Stone discuss ‘Justice, Palm Trees, and the Transition to Prose‘
Myths of Achilles in 18th Century Threads—Hélène Emeriaud shares images of tapestries depicting Achilles, and passages relating to the scenes depicted
Core Vocab: turannos—Sarah Scott compares passages featuring this word which can mean either ‘king’ or ‘unconstitutional ruler’ depending on context
Ongoing discussions active in October include:
- What did Penelope Weave?—the shroud of Laertes and what it might depict
- Justice, Palm Trees, and the Transition to Prose—palm trees in images and texts
- Core Vocab: turannos—sharing passages that exemplify the use of this word and how rulers were viewed
- Bendis: A Thracian goddess introduced in Athens—how a new a cult was introduced to Athens
- Myths of Achilles—pictures and texts about the myths of Achilles
- Pillars of Hercules | Description by Diodorus Siculus—how the ancient Greeks described the Pillars of Hercules
As always, there are virtual drinks and snacks on offer at any of the conversations hosted by Myrmidon (click on the images to go to the forum thread):
From the Archives
Newcomers to the site will find plenty of resources and conversations. As we are about to read Thucydides for the Book Club in November, here are a couple of posts and forum threads about another historian, Herodotus: