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Book Club | May 2021: Lysias Orations

"If I believed it possible, friends who are attending this burial, to set forth in speech the valor of the men who lie here, I should have reproved those who gave me but a few days’ notice of having to speak over them." Our next Book Club selection is Lysias: Orations. Of those orations which have survived, some are speeches made during legal cases, while others are in praise or… Read more

Core Vocab: paskhein and pathos

In this latest post featuring Core Vocabulary from The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours and tracked in the associated Sourcebook and our other primary texts, there are two related terms: paskhein [πάσχειν] ‘suffer, experience, be treated [badly or well]’; and pathos [πάθος] ‘suffering, experience’. When it comes to tragedy, the concept is central, but I was interested to see whether and how they were used in other genres. Read more