Video—CHS Open House: muthos, Mythology, and the Language of Heroes, with Richard Martin
|September 1, 2014||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We were pleased to welcome Professor Richard Martin (Stanford University) for a CHS Open House Discussion with members of the Hour 25 and CHS community about muthos, mythology, and the language of heroes.
You can view the recording below, or on the Google+ event page.
For more information about Professor Martin and his research, visit his faculty profile on the Stanford Classics Department website.
Here is a PDF copy of the four focus passages for the discussion, which Professor Martin provided with selected sections highlighted, and a challenge for us:
(Iliad: I 1–52; XX 176–258; XI 618–654; VI 119–236) CHS-HeroesX texts
Richard Martin’s article ‘Mythography‘, is available for download from academia.edu.
If you have comments, questions, or observations about the passages and themes discussed, you can comment as follows:
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Richard P. Martin
Richard P. Martin interprets Greek poetry in the light of performance traditions and social practices. His primary interests are in Homeric epic, Greek comedy, mythology, and ancient religion. His research is informed by comparative evidence ranging from fieldwork on oral traditions in contemporary Crete to studies in medieval Irish literature.
A native of Boston, he received his B.A. in Classics and Celtic Literature and Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University. Before becoming Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor at Stanford in 2000, Prof. Martin taught Classics for eighteen years at Princeton University.
Among his major publications are Healing, Sacrifice, and Battle: Amechania and Related Concepts in Early Greek Poetry (1983) and The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad (1989). He has also published books for general audiences (Myths of the Ancient Greeks, 2003; Bulfinch’s Mythology, edit. 1991) and a number of articles on Greek, Latin, and Irish literature.