Reading and Performance of Callimachus’ Hymn to Apollo

In this semester’s Sunoikisis Greek course, we have covered a substantial selection of the poetry of Callimachus. Our knowledge of classical cultures has been rigorously challenged by its frequent use of allusion, and our imaginations have been piqued by its creative adaptation of Archaic genres and unique poetic outlook. For those of us who have … Read moreReading and Performance of Callimachus’ Hymn to Apollo

The Hexameter of Theocritus’ Idyll 11

Theocritus is widely regarded as the poet who invented bucolic, a genre of literature which focuses on the activities of simple country folk such as shepherds and shepherdesses. Typically produced for urban audiences, bucolic literature presents an idealized portrait of the simple virtues of outdoorsmen. ┬áRomanticism in 19th-century literature, seen as a reaction to the … Read moreThe Hexameter of Theocritus’ Idyll 11

Update on Elementary Greek Sequence

The eleven faculty members who gathered at the Center for Hellenic Studies on October 1 to discuss plans for an inter-institutional elementary Greek sequence had a productive, energetic meeting. Recordings of the meeting are available as podcasts. At a follow-up session on Saturday, February 4, the group will design course materials, including an open, online … Read moreUpdate on Elementary Greek Sequence