|August 12, 2019||Filled under Community, Featured, News||
ation is open for the latest session of “The Ancient Greek Hero,” a groundbreaking open, online project from HarvardX that uses Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) technology to introduce participants to the literature and heroes of ancient Greece. The project is directed by Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Read more…
|December 19, 2018||Filled under Community, Featured||
Welcome to this round-up of highlights from the content, community, and conversation at Kosmos Society over the past year, including posts, Online Open House events, Homer readings, and community activities. Read more…
|December 25, 2017||Filled under Community, Featured||
Whether you are new to the group, or would like to catch up with items you might have missed or want to revisit, welcome to this round-up of highlights from the content, community, and conversation at Kosmos Society over the past year. Read more…
|October 24, 2017||Filled under Community, Featured, News||
Faculty, students, and other colleagues from the Harvard community are invited to share their experiences and perspectives in working on different aspects of the University’s international presence in cooperation with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS). How can an international Center support the global presence of the University through the development of new educational and collaborative templates and/or the expansion of existing ones? The event will be held at 4:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m., October 24, 2017, at the William James Hall auditorium B1, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138. The event is free, and open to the entire University community. Read more…
|April 12, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
The April Book Club selection features Xenophon’s Apology of Socrates
Join in by reading this month’s Book Club selection, a short text by Xenophon about Socrates.
The hangout discussion will be on Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. EDT. It might be interesting to compare Xenophon’s view with Plato’s, who also wrote an Apology of Socrates. Read more…
|April 5, 2017||Filled under Community, Featured||
Welcome to this month’s round-up of activities and news at Kosmos Society and CHS: your chance to catch up with items you might have missed or want to revisit, including a presentation on Pausanias, discussions on deaths of ancient leaders, and on equine poetics, information and dialogue about Seneca, a translation of Pindar Neman 1, and ongoing discussions about Titans, Old Men of the Sea, and comparisons between modern culture and the classical world. And don’t miss this month’s CHS Dialogues which include the beauty of Clytemnestra; and mēnis, the post-heroic age, and tragedy. Read more…
|March 11, 2017||Filled under Community, Featured||
Join us on Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m. EDT for a community reading of Seneca’s tragedy Phaedra, via Google+ Hangout. This will be an informal, friendly event, and all members of the Kosmos Society are invited to participate. If you are interested, please sign up in the forum, and, if you have a preference, indicate which role you would prefer to read. Read more…
|March 10, 2017||Filled under Community, Featured, News||
The lecture, in Ligourio, will be based on varied information about Epidaurus (topographic, historical, mythological, etc.) provided by the famous traveler of the 2nd century CE, Pausanias. In his ‘Corinthiaca’ (Description of Greece, Book II) the geographer records the site of Epidaurus, and offers historical and mythological details in particular about the sacred grove of Asclepius, where the renowned theater is located. The lecture will include information about the modern institution of the Epidaurus Festival and references by the ‘traveler’ G. Seferis to the theater at Epidaurus. Relevant poems of Seferis will also be read. Read more…
|March 7, 2017||Filled under Community, Featured||
Welcome to this month’s round-up of content, conversations, and community activities that have been taking place at Kosmos Society that you might have missed or want to revisit.
Read on to find summaries and links to CHS Online Open House events, guest posts, and a selection of forum discussion topics. And why not bookmark the new URL? Read more…
|March 3, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
Join in by reading this month’s Book Club selection, which features a tragedy by the Roman author, Seneca: Phaedra, which is also sometimes referred to as Hippolytus.
The hangout discussion will be on Tuesday, March 28 at 11 a.m. EDT. Read more…