ancient Greek language

Homeric Greek | Odyssey 1.63–79: Polyphemus, traditions of the Cyclopes, Poseidon and Zeus

We are pleased to share this segment in the CHS series on reading Homeric epic in ancient Greek. In each installment we read, translate, and discuss a small passage in the original Greek in the most accessible way. In this segment, Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame read Odyssey 1.63–79. Topics include: epithets and relationship of Zeus and Poseidon, land and sea, Polyphemos and the Kyklopes, the barrier of… Read more

News: Introduction to Attic Greek

We are pleased to share news about a new Learning Module: Introduction to Attic Greek. This comprises a series of video presentations made by Professor Leonard Muellner and Belisi Gillespie. These videos cover the content covered in two semesters of a college-level Introduction to Ancient Greek course. They are designed to be used in conjunction with the book Greek: An Intensive Course by Hardy Hansen and Gerald M. Quinn. 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