Posts Tagged by Medea
|August 1, 2018||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
“Hereupon Jason snatched the golden fleece from the oak, at the maiden bidding; and she, standing firm, smeared with the charm the monster’s head… so at that time did Jason uplift the mighty fleece in his hands; and from the shimmering of the flocks of wool there settled on his fair cheeks and brow a red flush like a flame.”
This month we complete our reading of Argonautica with Books 3 & 4. Discussion starts in the forum, and hangouts will be on Tuesday, August 28th at 5 a.m. EDT and 11 a.m. EDT.
|March 31, 2018||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We were pleased to welcome Professor Richard Martin, Anthony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics at Stanford University, for a CHS Online Open House discussion about heroine cult and tragedy, with special reference to the Medea of Euripides.
There is a handout of the slides available as a PDF. Read more…
|October 3, 2017||Filled under Core Vocab Guest Posts, Featured||
Following on from our discussion of biā / biē it seems natural to continue with another, contrasting Core Vocab word: mētis [μῆτις] glossed by Gregory Nagy as ‘artifice, stratagem, cunning intelligence’.
It’s a word I immediately associate with Odysseus, and in particular his cunning ploy with the Cyclops. But to which other heroes, and in what contexts, does it also appear? Read more…
|April 30, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured, Kosmos Society Text||
In 2014 members of Hour 25 shared a revised translation of Sophocles’ Antigone that matches and complements the Sourcebook of Primary Texts in Translation as used in HeroesX. This year Hour 25 members planned an intensive, collaborative workshop to “heroize” another ancient Greek text, Euripides’ Medea. Read more…
|July 20, 2015||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
Eros passed unseen through the grey mist, causing confusion …. he shot at Medea….and the bolt burnt deep down in the maiden’s heart like a flame
Dear readers, The Hour 25 Book Club will host a discussion on Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica Book 3 on Tuesday, August 11 at 11 a.m. but you can start the conversation in the forum. Read more…
|July 18, 2015||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
Hour 25 Community Reading | Medea, Euripides: Thursday, July 23 2015 @11:00 a.m. EDT
“[Nurse] Would that the Argo had never winged its way to the land of Colchis … For then my lady Medea would not have sailed to the towers of Iolcus, her heart smitten with love for Jason.” So begins Euripides’ Medea.
Actor, writer, and educator Paul O’Mahony will join members of the Hour 25 community for a fun and informal reading of this ancient drama via video conference. Read more…
|June 25, 2015||Filled under Featured, Under Discussion|
~Medea and a Micronarrative Masterpiece from Odyssey 15~ The Hour 25 Book Club will host a discussion of Euripides’ Medea via Google Hangout on July 17 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Although this event is still several weeks away, members of our community have already begun to discuss major themes from this work in our Discussion Forum. Revenge, violence, the vulnerability of […] Read more…
|June 16, 2015||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
Dear readers, The Hour 25 Book Club will host a discussion on Euripides’ Medea via Google+ Hangout on July 17 2015 at 2:00 p.m EDT. You can read the text online for free here. If you are unable to make the Hangout or want to start the conversation right away, please post on the related Forum […] Read more…
|April 6, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery, Texts||
Greek Mythology has influenced both literature and arts. The Minotaur, Μῑνώταυρος, and Ariadne have inspired artists. The Minotaur was killed by Theseus who was helped by Ariadne. This description from a glossary to Philostratus on Heroes tells us more about him. Theseus Athenian hero, son of Aigeus or Poseidon and eventually a king of Athens. The legends […] Read more…