Posts Tagged by Euripides
|October 5, 2016||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
Our next Book Club selection takes us to the world of ancient Greek drama, and that most famous and beautiful of women, Helen. There is a new “heroized” version of the play in the Text Library, which tracks the Core Vocab words that we are familiar with from the HeroesX project and the Sourcebook. We also provide links to other free online translations. We will discuss in the forum and meet via hangout on Tuesday, October 25, at 11 a.m. EDT. Read more…
|October 4, 2016||Filled under Featured, Kosmos Society Text||
We are pleased to share a revised version of E.P. Coleridge’s translation of Euripides’ Helen that tracks Core Vocab words in the same way as the Sourcebook. This was the result of the third community-driven collaborative “heroization” project.
You can also read an introduction to the drama, its characters, and themes. Read more…
|May 16, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured, Homeric Greek, Reading Group||
We have previously issued invitations to join peer-supported study groups aimed at beginners of ancient Greek, with opportunities to connect with tutors. But some of you already know some Greek and might like to read and discuss ancient Greek texts with other community members. Here are a couple of ways you might like to do that. Read more…
|May 11, 2016||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
“Hippolytus… says that I am the most kakē of the daimones. He scorns the nuptial bed and takes no notice of marriage, but to Artemis, the sister of Phoebus and daughter of Zeus, he gives tīmē and believes that she is the greatest of the daimones.”
In Euripides’ Hippolytus, Aphrodite (Venus) and Artemis (Diana) are rivals. This Gallery shows how some sculptors and painters represented the two beautiful goddesses. They have similarities: their faces often have the same features. Phaedra and Hippolytus, both victims, are also present. Read more…
|April 19, 2016||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
Finding Helen in texts is frustrating. Many contradictory facts may be encountered. Who was Helen? What about her life, her power, her birth, her beauty? Was she hated or was she loved? If we were to write a short biography, it might read like this: Helen was the daughter of Leda and Tyndareus/Zeus, and Clytemnestra, Castor and Polydeuces’ sister. Penelope was her cousin. She married Menelaos king of Sparta, was seduced and abducted by Paris who took her to Troy. The Achaeans fought the Trojans for ten years to get her back.