Posts Tagged by Euripides
|April 18, 2019||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We are pleased to welcome Lucia Athanassaki, Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Crete, for a discussion of Euripides’ Erechtheus in context.
The event will take place on Thursday, April 25th, at 11 a.m. EDT, and will be recorded. Read more…
|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…
|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…
|October 5, 2016||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
Our next Book Club selection takes us to the world of ancient Greek drama, and that most famous and beautiful of women, Helen. There is a new “heroized” version of the play in the Text Library, which tracks the Core Vocab words that we are familiar with from the HeroesX project and the Sourcebook. We also provide links to other free online translations. We will discuss in the forum and meet via hangout on Tuesday, October 25, at 11 a.m. EDT. Read more…
|October 4, 2016||Filled under Featured, Kosmos Society Text||
We are pleased to share a revised version of E.P. Coleridge’s translation of Euripides’ Helen that tracks Core Vocab words in the same way as the Sourcebook. This was the result of the third community-driven collaborative “heroization” project.
You can also read an introduction to the drama, its characters, and themes. Read more…
|May 16, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured, Homeric Greek, Reading Group||
We have previously issued invitations to join peer-supported study groups aimed at beginners of ancient Greek, with opportunities to connect with tutors. But some of you already know some Greek and might like to read and discuss ancient Greek texts with other community members. Here are a couple of ways you might like to do that. Read more…
|May 11, 2016||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
“Hippolytus… says that I am the most kakē of the daimones. He scorns the nuptial bed and takes no notice of marriage, but to Artemis, the sister of Phoebus and daughter of Zeus, he gives tīmē and believes that she is the greatest of the daimones.”
In Euripides’ Hippolytus, Aphrodite (Venus) and Artemis (Diana) are rivals. This Gallery shows how some sculptors and painters represented the two beautiful goddesses. They have similarities: their faces often have the same features. Phaedra and Hippolytus, both victims, are also present. Read more…
|April 19, 2016||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
Finding Helen in texts is frustrating. Many contradictory facts may be encountered. Who was Helen? What about her life, her power, her birth, her beauty? Was she hated or was she loved? If we were to write a short biography, it might read like this: Helen was the daughter of Leda and Tyndareus/Zeus, and Clytemnestra, Castor and Polydeuces’ sister. Penelope was her cousin. She married Menelaos king of Sparta, was seduced and abducted by Paris who took her to Troy. The Achaeans fought the Trojans for ten years to get her back.
|November 10, 2015||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
Andromache is a fascinating woman. Following her different bedfellows or husbands, we learn about her life. Andromache appears in many texts, among them the Iliad, Euripides’ play Andromache, the Aeneid, and the French play Andromache written by Racine who offers another perspective about Andromache.
Her name means battle of a man, from ἀνδρός of a man and μάχη battle. How come, with such a strong name, she is so powerless and has no control over her life?
|August 25, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
This Gallery will take you to Egypt, where Helen was supposed to be during the Trojan War according to Euripides.
“These are the lovely pure streams of the Nile, which waters the plain and lands of Egypt, fed by white melting snow instead of rain from heaven. Proteus was king of this land when he was alive, living on the island of Pharos and lord of Egypt” Read more…