The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours | Gallery: Part 3

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours[1] is based on a course that Professor Gregory Nagy has been teaching at Harvard University since the late 1970s. The book discusses selected readings of texts, all translated from the original Greek into English. The texts include the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; selected Homeric Hymns; the Hesiodic Theogony and Works and Days; selected songs of Sappho and Pindar; selections from the Histories of Herodotus;… Read more

Open House | Gift of tripods in Odyssey 13 with Douglas Frame

We were pleased to welcome back Douglas Frame, Senior Fellow of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies for an Open House event on April 20 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. You may like to read Odyssey Book 13.1–375 for this event. You can watch the recording in the frame below or on our You Tube channel. Mentioned in the discussion: Malkin, Irad. 1998. The Returns of Odysseus: Colonization and Ethnicity. University of California… 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

Open House | ‘Whose Plan is This?’ with Efimia D Karakantza & Justin Arft

We were pleased to welcome Efimia D. Karakantza (University of Patras, Greece), and Justin Arft (University of Missouri) for an Open House discussion: ‘Within the Kyklos: Whose plan is this? Divine plans and poetic narrative in the Iliad and Odyssey’. This open discussion took place within the Kyklos, the intergenerational project of the CHS focusing on the Greek Epic Cycle and its interface with other genres, namely the Homeric Epics.… Read more

Gregory Nagy, “Was there a future for the Phaeacians of the Homeric Odyssey?”

On January 20, 2014 Gregory Nagy gave a public talk in Athens under the auspices of the Centre for Odyssean Studies. We are pleased to share the notes from that talk with the Hour 25 community. Or, listen to the Gregory Nagy, “Was there a future for the Phaeacians of the Homeric Odyssey?” Read the PDF. Or, listen to the participant-generated recording of the talk. Gregory Nagy is the Francis Jones Professor of Classical… Read more