Posts Tagged by Hera
|December 19, 2017||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion, Word Study||
“But the mane of the other one, my kinswoman Hagesikhora, blossoms on her head like imperishable gold” How did the ancient Greeks view women’s hair? In this second post of the series, we are looking at physical descriptions of women’s hair: is it depicted as an object of attraction for others, and how do women themselves use it as a means of seduction? Read more…
|December 19, 2016||Filled under CHS Dialogues, Featured||
“First he shaped the shield so great and strong, adorning it all over and binding it round with a gleaming circuit in three layers; and the baldric was made of silver. He made the shield in five thicknesses, and with many a wonder did his cunning hand enrich it.”(Iliad 18.479–483) Read more…
|October 13, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
This Gallery is going to show you some jewels and some precious ornements or objects. The pictures were taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
In this passage, when Hera wants to seduce Zeus, she goes to her room to prepare herself. Earrings are part of her attire.
“… she fastened it [her robe] about her bosom with golden clasps, and she girded herself with a girdle that had a hundred tassels: then she fastened her earrings, three brilliant pendants with much charm radiating from them, through the pierced lobes of her ears.” Read more…
|March 5, 2015||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
Our community was pleased to welcome Seemee Ali (Carthage College) for a CHS Open House discussion. The conversation, entitled ‘Eros and Cosmos: Approaching the Golden Cloud of Iliad 14′ focused on the great seduction scene of Hera and Zeus. To watch the recording, you can view in the video frame below, or visit the CHS […] Read more…