Πέμπτη, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2014

The Hero in Ancient Greek Civilization: a free lectures series at Harvard University

Gregory Nagy, PhD, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University
Kevin McGrath, PhD, Associate in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University
The true “hero” of this ancient Greek literature course is the logos, or word, of logical reasoning, as activated by Socratic dialogue. The logos of dialogue requires careful thinking, realized in close reading and reflective writing. The last “word” read in the course comes from Plato’s memories of the last days of Socrates. These memories depend on a thorough understanding of concepts of the hero in all their varieties throughout the history of Greek civilization and beyond. This course is driven by a sequence of dialogues that lead to such an understanding, guiding the attentive reader through some of the major works of the ancient Greek classics, from Homer to Plato.

Course website

For a detailed syllabus and additional class materials, see the CLAS E-116 course website.

Lecture videos on the hero in ancient Greek civilization

The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Literature and Arts C-14, which was offered as an online course at the Extension School.
Watch the lectures as streaming video or audio. Each lecture is about 50 minutes.

 Source: http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative/ancient-greek-civilization

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