Kosmos Society offers opportunities to participate in ongoing projects and activities.
Follow the links below for more details:
Ancient Greek Study Groups
Kosmos Society community members are running study groups for those starting to learn Attic Greek.
Learners can follow a series of video presentations made by Leonard Muellner (Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Brandeis University) and Belisi Gillespie. They will cover the content covered in two semesters of a college-level Introduction to Ancient Greek course. These videos are designed to be used in conjunction with the book Greek: An Intensive Course by Hardy Hansen and Gerald M. Quinn.
There is also the opportunity to sign up for Office Hour sessions with tutors.
The Antigone Project
In collaboration with Kosmos Society, Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies is piloting an innovative program that invites young people to engage with the ancient drama through performance and through meaningful dialogue with fellow students from around the globe. Participating schools perform and film a small excerpt of approximately 150 lines from Antigone, and then meet afterwards to share their impressions and feelings about the impact of their performances on their overall engagement with the text.
In the first phase of the Antigone Project, two groups of high school students, one in Greece and the other in the United States, performed a selection of Sophocles’ Antigone at the highly charged moment when Creon first confronts his niece, Antigone, and accuses her of burying her brother, Polyneices, against his decree.
Our goal for 2016–2018 is to create a compilation of the performances filmed by individual schools that would together present the entire tragedy. Several sections have already been filmed, by schools from the Netherlands, India, and the United States.