The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours
The ancient Greeks’ concept of “the hero” was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Gregory Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization’s roots in Classical literature, a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.
What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
Achaeans Achilles Agamemnon already Ampelourgos ancient Greek Antilokhos Aphrodite aphthiton Apollo Arés Artemis Athenian Athens athletic event beautiful century BCE chariot race choral chorus Colonus context corpse of Hector cult hero death Demeter dike Dionysus divine epic Eumenides festival ﬁght ﬁgure ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst fulﬁllment glory goddess gods Héraklés hero cult hero’s Herodotus heroic Hesiod Hippolytus homecoming Homeric Iliad Homeric poetry Hydria I I I Iliad Iliad XXIII Image A1 immortalization killed king klea andron kleos lament lyric meaning myth Nagy narrative Narrator nostos noun Odysseus Oedipus Oedipus at Colonus ofthe olbios painted Panathenaia passage Patroklos Pausanias Pentheus performance Phaedo Phaedra Philostratus picture plural pollution Protesilaos psukhe quoted in Text reference relevant sacriﬁce Sappho saw in Hour seen sema ship signal singing Socrates song culture speeding chariot story telos Thebes therapon things tion tomb traditions translation Trojan Troy Trozen tumulus verb verse word xxiv Zeus