CHS Essentials | Beating the Odds

We are very happy to share our featured CHS Essentials video with Greg Nagy where he is arguing whether or not ancient Greek heroes have the possibility of living with kleos (ancient Greek word for glory and fame) and also gain nostos (ancient Greek word for homecoming; return to light and life). Can heroes beat the odds? Greg Nagy goes on to explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word moira, which is often given the translation of fate but what it really means  is ‘a portion of meat divided at a sacrifice’. So what is really moira? Is it fate the way we perceive fate nowadays? How does moira connect with tradition? Watch the video to find out:

For more CHS Essentials videos, visit our YouTube channel. If you would like to explore terms like kleos, nostos, moira and lots more, visit the Hour 25 website’s List of Key Greek Terms.
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