Justin Arft

Open House | Homer and the Epic Cycle on (Mis)Recognition with Justin Arft

We were pleased to welcome Justin Arft, University of Tennessee, for an Open House discussion entitled “A Cyclic Odysseus is a Dead Odysseus: Homer and the Epic Cycle on (Mis)Recognition.” It took place on Thursday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m. EST, and was recorded. In preparation, you might like to read the following passages from the Odyssey: Hermes recognizes Calypso: 5.44–80, especially 76–80 Penelope does not recognize Odysseus: 23.1–110, especially… Read more

Open House | Divine Plans and Poetic Narrative: part 2, with Justin Arft and Guests

We were delighted to welcome back Justin Arft (University of Missouri), and Efimia D. Karakantza (University of Patras, Greece), to continue the conversation started last week in Within the Kyklos ‘Whose Plan is This?’, Divine Plans and Poetic Narrative in the Iliad and Odyssey ‘. The discussion focused on the narrative plan of the Odyssey, with particular attention to the Phaeacians, and included the relationship between the poetic tradition, multiformity, and the reception… Read more