Ancient Greek language

Introduction to the Meter of Homeric Epic, with Leonard Muellner

We are pleased to share the following video about ancient Greek meter, featuring Professor Leonard Muellner. In this video, Muellner describes the basic rules of prosody, with a focus on dactylic hexameter, the meter of Homeric epic, and iambic trimeter, a meter used in ancient Greek tragedy. This presentation is accessible to absolute beginners, as no previous knowledge of ancient Greek or poetic meter is assumed. Read more

Beyond Translation: Using Chicago Homer for Word Studies

During their research, the Oinops Study Group made use of the Chicago Homer for some aspects of their research, and the Word Study Learning Group have been exploring further the types of searches and comparisons that can be made using this online resource. These community-generated videos walk through these techniques, and the PDF files provide a quick reference, with step-by-step worked examples for you to try for yourself, fully illustrated with… Read more

Finding Beauty in the Smallest Words: Anna Bonifazi on Ancient Greek Particles

We are pleased to share the following video conversation with Dr. Anna Bonifazi (Universität Heidelberg) who directs a collaborative project on particle use across genres in ancient Greek literature. Bonifazi and her team show that the systematic study of particles and particle clusters offers valuable information about performance and narrative organization. This discussion offers an accessible and engaging preview of Bonifazi's work. What emerges is a sense that the smallest and most frequently overlooked… Read more