Euripides’ Helen

A live reading and discussion of Euripides' Helen, hosted by Joel Christensen (Brandeis University) with guest speaker Lyndsay Coo (University of Bristol) and special guests Pria Jackson (Princeton University) and Ria Modak (Harvard University). The reading offers a chance to reflect on one year of Reading Greek Tragedy Online and return to the first play that started the series. This special episode features a new translation by Diane Rayor and… Read more

The End of the Histories

We are excited to welcome Scarlett Kingsley and Timothy Rood for an Online Open House entitled “The End of the Histories.” The event will take place on Friday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and will be recorded. You can watch the live-streaming on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube Channel. Read more

Proximity and Politics

Democracy has always been intensely physical. But in an age of social distancing and social media, does it remain important to feel the power of the mass, democratic crowd as an expression of popular will? Join us for a conversation on the importance of physical proximity in democracy, ancient and modern. Read more

Seneca’s Thyestes

Join us on Wednesday for a live reading and discussion of Seneca's Thyestes (translation by Paul Murgatroyd), hosted by Joel Christensen (Brandeis University) with special guest Helen Slaney (La Trobe University). Directed by Paul O'Mahony, the featured actors include Tim Delap, Evelyn Miller, Paul O'Mahony, David Rubin, and Sara Valentine. Read more