Posts Tagged by chariots
|November 5, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
This gallery displays different means of transportation used by the Ancient Greeks: chariots, horses, ships.
Chariot were also associated with funerals. In the following passage, Achilles is honoring Patroklos.
But Achilles would not let the Myrmidons go, and spoke to his brave comrades saying, “Myrmidons, famed horsemen and my own trusted friends, not yet, I say, let us unyoke, but with horse and chariot draw near to the body and mourn Patroklos, in due honor to the dead.” Read more…
|August 22, 2014||Filled under Featured, Oral Poetics, Visiting Scholars||
In this video clip, Professor Gregory Nagy discusses the epic cycle, as a body of oral poetry, and helps us to understand how the ancient Greeks viewed their tradition of composition in performance through the metaphor of the chariot wheel, the κύκλος [kuklos, ‘circle, cycle, chariot wheel’]. References: Albert Lord: Singer of Tales Gregory Nagy: […] Read more…
|August 2, 2014||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We were pleased to welcome Kevin McGrath, Associate in the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University, to Hour 25 to discuss how charioteering and charioteers are emblematic—if not signal—of warrior song and culture in the Mahābhārata. Our discussion included reference to focus passages from the Iliad and Mahābhārata noted below, as well as McGrath’s […] Read more…