|February 16, 2018||Filled under Featured, Homeric Greek, Just Enough Greek||
In this video, Leonard Muellner demonstrates and provides help for those learning dactylic hexameter—the meter of Homeric epic, providing you with an opportunity to practice reading for yourself. Read more…
|February 2, 2017||Filled under Featured, Oral Poetics, Translation|
A translation and notes by Jack Vaughan
For Timodemos of Archarnai, Victor in Pankration
Much as Homerid singers often begin their weaving of songs with a prelude honoring Zeus, this man, too, for a start has received an installment of a victory-studded career in the sacred contests in the much-celebrated hallowed precinct of Nemean Zeus. Read more…
|January 28, 2017||Filled under Featured, News, Sunoikisis||
The Sunoikisis Consortium will offer this course on the campuses of Belmont Abbey College, Carthage College, Culver-Stockton, Howard University, Reinhardt University, Southwestern University, and the University of Findlay. Others may participate online through a tutorial program.
The format of the discussion groups will be flexible, and may be comprised of short lectures, open discussion, student reports, deeper analysis of texts, or performances. Read more…
|October 12, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured, Learn Ancient Greek||
Now is an opportunity to get involved with the latest season of community-based projects. There are opportunities to join study groups to learn ancient Greek together, you can sign up to study Euripides’ Hecuba, or you can learn about digital philology search tools. Join us in the forum and via Google+ Hangout! Read more…
|May 5, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured, Learn Ancient Greek||
We’ve had a positive response to our invitation to learn ancient Greek through peer-supported study groups. If you are interested in joining one of these groups you can contact me, or respond in our Discussion Forum. You might also like to check out the video in this post. If you are joining a group, or if you just want to learn on your own, the first step is to learn the alphabet and to begin reading this beautiful language aloud. You can begin right now by working through the “Before You Start” section of the Introduction to Attic Greek module. Read more…
|April 14, 2016||Filled under Featured, Learn Ancient Greek||
We are pleased to share news about a new Learning Module: Introduction to Attic Greek.
This comprises a series of video presentations made by Professor Leonard Muellner and Belisi Gillespie. These videos cover the content covered in two semesters of a college-level Introduction to Ancient Greek course. They are designed to be used in conjunction with the book Greek: An Intensive Course by Hardy Hansen and Gerald M. Quinn. Read more…
|January 20, 2016||Filled under Featured, Oral Poetics, Topic for Discussion||
The Birth of Vahagn is one of the songs Moses of Khoren mentions in his book. Prof. Nagy touched upon this song in Hour 21 of The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours.
Vahagn is known as the fire-god, god of war and courage. His epithet ,vishapakagh,’dragon slayer’, along with the fire element remind us of Hercules. Read more…
|September 12, 2015||Filled under Featured, Homeric Greek, Just Enough Greek, Tutorial||
We are pleased to share the following video about ancient Greek meter, featuring Professor Leonard Muellner. In this video, Muellner describes the basic rules of prosody, with a focus on dactylic hexameter, the meter of Homeric epic, and iambic trimeter, a meter used in ancient Greek tragedy.
This presentation is accessible to absolute beginners, as no previous knowledge of ancient Greek or poetic meter is assumed.
|May 15, 2015||Filled under Featured, Kosmos Society Site||
A while ago we presented an overview of how to get the most out of the forums, with guidance on how the forums are organized, and how to find and take part in discussions. This post provides guidance on how to use the tagging feature. If you are a member of Hour 25, please join […] Read more…
|December 3, 2014||Filled under Beyond Translation, Featured||
Here at Kosmos Society we have been continuing our exploration of the digital tools available that help us to carry out word searches and word studies. Most recently we have been using some of the features in Perseus under PhiloLogic. This is a set of search functions that take advantage of corpus linguistics research methods […] Read more…