Posts Tagged by mortals
|October 7, 2019||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
In part 2 we see the difficulty of being a mortal mother of a hero.
Unlike some of the examples we looked at featuring divine mothers, these sons do not rely on their mothers or ask them for help, and the mothers seem to have no control over events or their sons’ lives. But as with the divine mothers, some are caring while others act unlovingly to their sons. Read more…
|June 17, 2018||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
What is the role played by fathers and sons in ancient Greek epic and lyric? Are fathers good role models? Do they show or teach their children how to behave or function? What kind of relationships do we witness in the texts? Are immortal and mortal fathers portrayed in similar ways? Read more…
|February 26, 2016||Filled under Featured, Word Study||
Gold: a precious metal that seems to shine like the sun, and does not tarnish or rust. No wonder it is associated with the gods.
We see this, for example, when the gods meet:
“Now the gods were sitting with Zeus in council upon the golden floor while the goddess Hebe went round pouring out nectar for them to drink, and as they pledged one another in their cups of gold they looked down upon the town of Troy.” Read more…
|March 24, 2015||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
Our community was pleased to welcome Laura Slatkin for a CHS Open House discussion, which centered on tragic visualizing in the Iliad. To watch the recording, you can watch in the video frame below, or visit the CHS YouTube channel. View the list of forthcoming events and access a complete list of videos featuring previous […] Read more…