Monthly Round-up: April 2016
|May 3, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured||
Welcome to the latest round-up of activities, posts, and threads—they provide an opportunity for you to revisit topics or discover things you might have missed!
Learning Modules: Ancient Greek
Many of you expressed an interest in learning ancient Greek. There are now available additional resources, which you can find on the Learn tab. There you can find links to a series of video presentations by Leonard Muellner and Belisi Gillespie.
You might find this thread useful if you are unfamiliar with Greek:
So you want to learn ancient Greek: Before You Start
If you wish to sign up to join a study group, and/or learn with a mentor, you can find the relevant threads in the Special Places & Projects section of the Forums.
New Intro Greek Study Group II (Community Study Groups forum)—in this thread you will find information and the Google+ Hangout links for the twice weekly study group sessions
Pre-register for Office Hours Below (Office Hours — Ancient Greek forum)—in this thread you can indicate your interest if you wish to attend an Office Hour session with one of the Mentors
There are also dedicated threads for each of the Mentors where you will be able to post questions ahead of those sessions.
CHS Open House
We were pleased to welcome Arti Mehta this month, who provided us with guidance on the subject of fables. The discussion was recorded:
Hour 25 Text Library
The latest addition to the Hour 25 Text Library is now available. This edition of Euripides’ Medea incorporates Core Vocabulary terms as used in HeroesX, and was prepared from a translation by E.P. Coleridge, revised by Roger Ceragioli, and by Gregory Nagy. This updated revision was prepared by community members during an intensive, collaborative workshop, in consultation with Leonard Muellner.
You can find this new text on the Text Library page, here.
Core Vocab: thūmos—Sarah Scott explores passages demonstrating the range of meanings
Gallery: Pompeii—Hélène Emeriaud shares images and passages relating to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE
Helen—Hélène Emeriaud presents some of the contradictory versions of the myth of Helen
Exploring Bread—Janet M. Ozsolak asks about the significance of bread in ancient Greek culture and myth
- Book Club | April: Aesop’s Fables—following the hangout, the conversation continues
- Who is Socrates—suggestions for reading and understanding more about Socrates
- Exploring Bread—evidence about the significance of bread from the texts, and from community members’ cultures
- Phaedo—themes from Hour 23 and life, death, virtue, true beauty and immortality
- The Apology of Socrates—themes from Hour 22 and concepts of truth and justice
- Core Vocab: thūmos—passages and an exploration of how ancient Greeks perceived the term
- Bacchae of Euripides—themes from Hour 21 and the agōn of the hero
- Hippolytus of Euripides—themes from Hour 20 and ritual compensation
- Mountain Gods—mountains, giants, gods, and musical contests
This month Myrmidon invited us to share experiences, conversation, and refreshments, with the following topics (click the image to navigate to the discussion thread):
From the Archives
If anyone is reading the ‘heroized’ Medea from the Text Library edition, you might like to follow up the thread from last July’s Book Club when we read from a different edition. Does the new edition change your understanding of any of the passages discussed in that thread? Do you have any additional insights?
Tip of the Month: Forum Layout
Here is a reminder of how the Forums are laid out so you can navigate to an individual forum or topic thread.
The Forums page shows three main sections on the right-hand side:
- Discussion of Primary Texts
- Special Places & Projects at Hour 25
Within each section are several forums. For example the Special Places & Projects at Hour 25 section includes seven main forums (four are indicated on the screenshot), some with sub-forums (one example is indicated on the screenshot.)
To navigate to a forum or subforum, click the name—for example Book Club. The forum opens, with a list of topic threads—those with the most recent activity are at the top.
If a forum has subforums, you can click directly on the subforum name in the main forum section (for example Office Hour Sign-up). If you prefer you can click on the top level forum name (for example Office Hours — Ancient Greek), and then click on the relevant subforum.