Posts Tagged by weaving
|March 23, 2016||Filled under Featured, Texts||
We are delighted to share this translation, done by community member Jack Vaughan, of a beautiful, little epigram from the Greek Anthology. This epigram seems to be one example of a traditional dedication of wool-working tools to Athena. Other examples from the Greek Anthology include 6.160 and 6.174.
Why are the shuttles compared to swallows that sing at dawn? Why is the spindle described as “swimming?” Hour 25 members can discuss this and more in the Hour 25 forums. Read more…
|March 17, 2016||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
But Iris went as a messenger to white-armed Helen in the likeness of her husband’s sister, the wife of Antenor’s son, her that lord Helicaon, Antenor’s son, had to wife, Laodice, the fairest of the daughters of Priam.
She found Helen in the hall, where she was weaving a great purple web of double fold… Read more…
|June 23, 2014||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars|
We were pleased to welcome Professor Olga Levaniouk (U. of Washington) for a CHS Open House Discussion on “Penelope & Weaving.” Our discussion was informed by the descriptions of Penelope’s weaving in Scrolls 2, 19, and 24—especially the focus passages below. Further discussion If you have comments, questions, or observations about the passages and themes discussed, members can […] Read more…