Paintings at Delphi

After we finish reading the Iliad, we might wonder what happens in Troy after Hector’s funeral. We have parts of what happens next in the Odyssey, in tragedies, and in fragments and plot-summaries. However, in his Description of Greece Pausanias writes an interesting description of a painting in Delphi which depicted “Troy taken and the Greeks sailing away," Read more

CHS Online Open House | Exchanges in the Odyssey’s Underworld, with Nancy Felson, Laura Slatkin, and Maša Ćulumović

We are pleased to welcome our guests for the final Online Open House discussion of the Spring 2018 session: Nancy Felson (University of Georgia), and Laura Slatkin (NYU Gallatin), and Maša Ćulumović (CHS). They will be joining us on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. EDT for a discussion of exchanges in the underworld from the Odyssey. To prepare for the event, you might like to read the passages in… Read more

Video: CHS Open House | Odysseus and the Poetics of katábasis, with Stamatia Dova

"The psūkhē of the fleet descendant of Aiakos knew me and spoke piteously, saying, ‘Resourceful Odysseus, noble son of Laertes and seed of Zeus, what deed of daring will you undertake next, that you venture down to the house of Hādēs among us inept dead, who are but the spirits of them that can labor no more?’ We were pleased to welcome Stamatia Dova, Hellenic College Holy Cross, to record… Read more