Posts Tagged by Oedipus
|June 20, 2019||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours is based on a course that Professor Gregory Nagy has been teaching at Harvard University since the late 1970s. The book discusses selected readings of texts, all translated from the original Greek into English. This series of galleries attempts to illustrate each Hour with visual art. This fifth gallery covers Hours 17–20. Read more…
|May 1, 2019||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
The Book Club selection for May is a drama: Seneca the Younger’s Oedipus. The discussion will start and continue in the forum, with a live conversation on Tuesday May 28th at 11 a.m. EDT.
There will also be a community reading on Tuesday May 21st at 11 a.m. EDT Read more…
|November 10, 2016||Filled under CHS Dialogues, Featured||
What does The Night of Iguana have in common with Oedipus Tyrannus?
Is Hippolytus ready to take the next step?
Come and explore with Gregory Nagy! Read more…
|October 27, 2016||Filled under Core Vocab, Featured||
‘A turannos, translated as ‘tyrant’, is a ruler who has seized power in a state by resorting to actions that turn out to be tainted, that is, polluted. The tyrant may seem to be a very accomplished and even charismatic king, modeling himself on the hero-kings of the heroic age, but he is really a dictator, polluted by his actions just as the hero-kings of the heroic age were polluted by their own actions. The pollution is a sign of hubris or moral ‘outrage’ —which is the opposite of dikē or ‘justice’. In moralizing stories about tyrants, such hubris is destined to be punished by divine sanction. And the two most common metaphors for expressing such a sanction against a tyrant’s hubris are shipwreck and sterility.’ Read more…