Category: In Review
|September 26, 2017||Filled under Featured, In Review||
House of Names chronicles disturbed people performing disturbing acts. The novel is based on the story of Orestes as dramatized by three playwrights of ancient Greece: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. But acclaimed novelist Colm Tóibín radically revised the story and its structure, inventing new characters and made the attributes of existing ones more complex than their original versions. However, one thing that remains true to the original is the House of Atreus. It’s cursed. Read more…
|March 18, 2016||Filled under Featured, In Review||
Hour 25 members who have enjoyed our past discussions with Professor Leonard Muellner will be happy to hear that the Center for Hellenic Studies has added Muellner’s The Anger of Achilles: Mênis in Greek Epic to its curated collection of free, online books.
As in his first full-length volume, The meaning of Homeric εὔχομαι through its formulas, Muellner has focused this study on a single word and theme, but in this case his topic is nothing less than the subject of one of the foundational texts of the Western cannon. Read more…
|July 1, 2015||Filled under Featured, In Review||
After years of engaging with masterpieces of ancient Greek song culture, many of us would agree with Euripides’ claim that: “Many words of the ancients still ring true.” Certainly they are ringing loud and clear at Sententiae Antiquae, a blog started in 2011 and managed by several classicists, including our HeroesX/Hour 25 friend, Joel Christensen. With original […] Read more…