Medea

Book Club | August 2018: Argonautica, Books 3 & 4

"Hereupon Jason snatched the golden fleece from the oak, at the maiden bidding; and she, standing firm, smeared with the charm the monster's head... so at that time did Jason uplift the mighty fleece in his hands; and from the shimmering of the flocks of wool there settled on his fair cheeks and brow a red flush like a flame." This month we complete our reading of Argonautica with Books… Read more

Core Vocab: mētis

Following on from our discussion of biā / biē it seems natural to continue with another, contrasting Core Vocab word: mētis [μῆτις] glossed by Gregory Nagy as ‘artifice, stratagem, cunning intelligence’. It's a word I immediately associate with Odysseus, and in particular his cunning ploy with the Cyclops. But to which other heroes, and in what contexts, does it also appear? Read more

Book Club: Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica

Eros passed unseen through the grey mist, causing confusion .... he shot at Medea....and the bolt burnt deep down in the maiden's heart like a flame Dear readers, The Hour 25 Book Club will host a discussion on Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica Book 3 on Tuesday, August 11 at 11 a.m. but you can start the conversation in the forum. Read more