athletic contests

Gallery: Athletes in action

To tie in with this month's Book Club readings which include the Epinician Odes of Bacchylides, this Gallery features some ancient Greek artworks featuring the kinds of athletic contests celebrated in the poems. These contests seem to have been a favorite subject in the visual as well as the verbal arts from the earliest periods. Read more

Online Open House | Musical Heroes: A Discussion of Pindar’s Pythian 12, with Maša Ćulumović

We were excited to welcome back Maša Ćulumović, for an Online Open House. The topic of the discussion is "Musical Heroes: A Discussion on Pindar's Pythian 12" The event took place on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, and was recorded. Maša Ćulumović has shared her own translation of the poem, and invites us to think about a number of questions in connection with this discussion. Read more

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours | Gallery: Part 2

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours is based on a course that Professor Gregory Nagy has been teaching at Harvard University since the late 1970s. The book discusses selected readings of texts, all translated from the original Greek into English. This series of galleries attempts to illustrate each Hour with visual art. This second gallery covers Hours 5–8. Read more