Announcements

Exhibition Review | “A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700BC–200AD”

I highly recommend that you make your way to the Onassis Cultural Center in New York, which is running an exhibit called “A World of Emotion: Ancient Greece 700BC–200AD,” through June 24, 2017. It brings together works of high art and emotion, such as the full-sized statue of Eros stringing his bow, as well as everyday items such as defixioi (curse tablets)—lead sheets with imprecations written on them, pierced by… Read more

A Homer Commentary in Progress

The intellectual goal of the original editors is simple and at the same time most ambitious: of all existing commentaries on Homeric poetry, this project is the first and only such commentary that is based squarely on the cumulative research of Milman Parry and his student, Albert Lord, who created a new way of thinking about Homeric poetry. Read more

Community Reading: Seneca’s Phaedra

Join us on Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m. EDT for a community reading of Seneca's tragedy Phaedra, via Google+ Hangout. This will be an informal, friendly event, and all members of the Kosmos Society are invited to participate. If you are interested, please sign up in the forum, and, if you have a preference, indicate which role you would prefer to read. Read more

CHS GR Event | Yiorgis Yiatromanolakis, “Pausanias the traveler visits Epidaurus”

The lecture, in Ligourio, will be based on varied information about Epidaurus (topographic, historical, mythological, etc.) provided by the famous traveler of the 2nd century CE, Pausanias. In his ‘Corinthiaca’ (Description of Greece, Book II) the geographer records the site of Epidaurus, and offers historical and mythological details in particular about the sacred grove of Asclepius, where the renowned theater is located. The lecture will include information about the modern… Read more

An Interview with Artist Maria Zoie Lafis

For Women in Procession, I drew not only from Mycenean frescoes but also from the work of Mark Rothko, with which I was very much engaged in the early 2000s. My goal was to open spaces in the composition and set memories of form in it. The layering of pigment is used to evoke the layering of time, and the forms are rendered in a fragmentary way so as to… Read more