Who Am I? (Mis)Identity and the Polis in Oedipus Tyrannus The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours
For more than fifteen years, I have been studying the works of Sophocles. In class, in print, as well as in diverse academic settings, I have reflected on various aspects of his work. The more deeply I have immersed myself in his poetry, the more profoundly I appreciate his dramatic… What does it mean to be a hero? The ancient Greeks who gave us Achilles and Odysseus had a very different understanding of the term than we do today. Based on the legendary Harvard course that Gregory Nagy has taught for well over thirty years, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores the roots of Western civilization and offers a masterclass in classical Greek literature.
Nagy, Gregory. 2013. The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_NagyG.The_Ancient_Greek_Hero_in_24_Hours.2013.