Posts Tagged by Plato
|December 3, 2019||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We were excited to welcome Caroline Stark of Howard University for an Online Open House. The title of the discussion was: Reception of Greek in Renaissance Italy.
The event took place on Thursday, December 5 at 11:00 a.m. EST. It was live-streamed and recorded. Read more…
|June 27, 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 sixth gallery covers Hours 21–24. Read more…
|October 1, 2018||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
“Hold it right there. Tell me this, Ion—respond to what I ask without concealment. When you say well the epic verses and induce a feeling of bedazzlement for the spectators…are you then in your right mind, or outside yourself? Does your mind, possessed by the god, suppose that you are in the midst of the actions you describe in Ithaca or Troy, or wherever the epic verses have it?” This month we will be reading and discussing Plato’s Socratic dialogue Ion—which features a performer of Homeric epic. Read more…
|March 1, 2018||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We are pleased to welcome Thomas Köntges of University of Leipzig for a CHS Online Open House discussion titled, Re-Re-Counting Plato: This Time with More Data.
How does Aristotle usually quote Plato? When Aristotle mentions Socrates, does he refer to Plato’s Socrates?
It will take place on Thursday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Read more…
|March 8, 2016||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
“The outward appearance of Alexander is best represented by the statues of him which Lysippus made, and it was by this artist alone that Alexander himself thought it fit that he should be modelled. For those peculiarities which many of his successors and friends afterwards tried to imitate, namely, the poise of the neck, which was bent slightly to the left, and the melting glance of his eyes, this artist has accurately observed.”