The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours | Gallery: Part 3

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 third gallery covers Hours 9–12. Read more

Open House: Weaver as a Hero with Susan T Edmunds

"But Iris went as a messenger to white-armed Helen in the likeness of her husband's sister, the wife of Antenor's son, her that lord Helicaon, Antenor's son, had to wife, Laodice, the fairest of the daughters of Priam. She found Helen in the hall, where she was weaving a great purple web of double fold... " We were pleased to welcome Susan T. Edmunds for our Open House discussion, about… Read more


Penelope is waiting for Odysseus to come back. She is not a widow, Odysseus' death is unknown. She is not looking for a new husband. Yet, her house is full of suitors. She is not going back to her father to choose a new husband. Her status is ominous. She is the Queen of the blameless Odysseus who is missing for ten years after the Trojan War. Read more

Gallery: Jewels and Precious Objects

This Gallery is going to show you some jewels and some precious ornements or objects. The pictures were taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In this passage, when Hera wants to seduce Zeus, she goes to her room to prepare herself. Earrings are part of her attire. "... she fastened it [her robe] about her bosom with golden clasps, and she girded herself with a girdle… Read more