Posts Tagged by eris
|October 28, 2015||Filled under Core Vocab, Featured||
Inspired by Joel Christensen’s CHS Open House discussion on ‘Eris and Epos: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife’ which concentrated on Homeric and Hesiodic examples, I thought it might be interesting to look at other texts and to compare uses of the word eris for this month’s Core Vocab discussion. The definition from Professor Nagy is ‘strife, conflict’.
I have included examples from Aeschylus and Euripides, relating to Helen as the cause of the strife between the Achaeans and Trojans. There are also passages that illustrate verbal conflict.
Video—CHS Open House: ‘Epos and Eris: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife’ with Joel Christensen
|October 15, 2015||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We are pleased to welcome back Joel Christensen (University of Texas, San Antonio) for our next CHS Open House discussion, on Thursday, October 22 at 11 a.m. EDT, when we will be talking about ‘Epos and Eris: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife’ which was originally given as a keynote talk at the 2015 Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies. He will be examining their interrelationship specifically in Homeric and Hesiodic epic poetry. Read more…