Upcoming Book Club Selections: Spring 2016

We are excited to share the themes for the upcoming Hour 25 Book Club selections. Look out for further announcements with details of the texts, and the related forum threads, nearer the time! March: Herodotus April: Aesop May: Celtic mythology There will also be CHS Open House discussions to tie in with these themes. Read more

Continue Learning with Professor Nagy & HeroesX

Hour 25 has two important learning opportunities to share with the community. We hope you will join us for one or both of these learning opportunities! Join the 5th version of HeroesX which begins on January 6th. Uncover Greece’s most important archaeological sites on an intergenerational trip. Read more


We are pleased to share the news that CHS is broadcasting to the public a live stream of events from SapphoFest 2015, to be held on Friday, December 11–Saturday, December 12. Please follow this link to Kleos@CHS for further details. Recent posts at Classical Inquiries have featured articles about Sappho, and translations by Gregory Nagy of the newest Sappho poems and fragments. You can also find publications and articles on… Read more

Epic Singers and Oral Tradition by Albert Bates Lord

"It is of the nature of things that Homer and his poems should play some role, directly or indirectly, in all the articles in this volume. It is not surprising, either, that South Slavic oral-traditional epic should loom large in them as well. Since my graduate work was also seriously concerned with medieval English and Germanic epic, some of the writings included here represent that field. Because the methodology that… Read more

The Meaning of Homeric εὔχομαι Through Its Formulas

The Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to share Professor Leonard Muellner’s landmark study The meaning of Homeric εὔχομαι through its formulas. This online publication is open to all and free of charge. Muellner makes a systematic analysis of the constraints in which this word is used in Homeric texts—grammatical, stylistic, and contextual—and compares them, keeping in mind the framework of traditional diction, in which "a traditional poet uses a… Read more