Word Study

Beyond Translation: Using Perseus under PhiloLogic, for Word Studies

Members have been using some of the features in Perseus under PhiloLogic. This is a set of search functions that take advantage of corpus linguistics research methods applied to a body of texts on Perseus. These video demonstrations and the associated Quick Guides with Worked Examples show just a few examples of its functionality, and are designed to encourage you to try it for yourselves during the course of your… Read more

Oinops and Myth

~A guest post by Jacqui Donlon and the Oinops Study Group~  You may remember that at the end of our last post “Oinops, Sacrifice and Ritual,” we, the Oinops Study Group, decided to reach out to our Hour 25 Community for a mentor.  We had… 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

Core Vocab: Xeniā

One of the Core Vocabulary terms of Gregory Nagy's The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours is xenos, which he defines: "xenos [ξένος], plural xenoi [ξένοι] ‘stranger who should be treated like a guest by a host, or like a host by a guest; xeniā [ξενία] ‘reciprocal relationship between xenoi’; when the rules of xeniā do not work, a xenos risks defaulting to the status of simply stranger." Read more

Oinops, Sacrifice and Ritual

~ A guest blog by Jacqui Donlon and the Oinops Study Group~ “He looked all sorrowfully out upon the wine-faced [oinops] sea [pontos], and said, “Sperkheios, in vain did my father Peleus vow to you that when I returned home to my loved native land I… Read more