Hesiod

Errant Brothers

I was reading Gregory Nagy's translation of the Sappho Brothers poem (“But you are always saying, in a chattering way, that Kharaxos will come in a ship full of goods”), and it made me think of Works and Days, in which Hesiod seems to have a similar concern about his brother Perses (“my father and yours, you inept Perses, used to sail around in ships, lacking a genuine livelihood.”) I… Read more

Video—CHS Open House: ‘Monster Menageries of Homer and Hesiod’, with Yiannis Petropoulos

We were pleased to welcome Yiannis Petropoulos, Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, to a CHS Open House discussion on 'Monster Menageries of Homer and Hesiod'. He introduces the topic: "Liberally populating ancient Greek poetry, monsters cannot be taken for granted and should not be treated as preposterous irrelevancies. ..." This post includes handouts of focus passages associated with the discussion. Read more

Journey’s End

~A guest post by Jacqui Donlon and the Oinops Study Group~     “Yea, and if some god shall wreck me in the wine-dark deep, even so I will endure… For already have I suffered full much, and much… 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