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The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours | Gallery: Part 1

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours 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. This series of galleries attempts to illustrate each Hour with visual art. This first gallery covers Hours 1–4. Read more

HAA-CHS Spring Break Trip to Greece

Join Professor Gregory Nagy and a group of students, HeroesX participants, and alumni, March 15–23 2019, on the Harvard Alumni Travels – Center for Hellenic Studies Spring Break Trip 2019. Explore Greece’s famous archaeological sites and museums, and immerse yourself in the ancient history of this part of the world. Supplement your journey with selected readings from translations of Homer, Pausanias, and even some modern authors. Here are some impressions… Read more

The Athenian Agora

The Agora in Athens is one of the sites I visited as a part of the study-travel group. Walking on the Panathenaic Way, seeing the Temple of Hephaistos, the water clock, the prison on the Marble-Workers Street and visiting the museum were some of the highlights for me. Upon my return from Greece, I wanted to read more about the Athenian Agora and Socrates. Read more

Gallery: Parthenon Marbles

Only a month ago I perused the exquisite Parthenon marbles at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, together with the Harvard Centre for Hellenic Studies study-group led by Professor Gregory Nagy. Now I stand before the marbles at the Duveen Gallery in the British Museum. The familiar feeling of awe at these sculptures and reliefs overcomes me, and my family witnesses an unusually ecstatic Dad prancing around the gallery as… Read more

Pottery and artefacts

The pictures in this Gallery were taken in Athens, at the Museum of Cycladic Art. The Museum specializes in the Cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus...The term Cycladic comes from the name of the Cycladic islands, a group of islands in the Aegean sea. Pottery was widely used to store and to transport food, drinks, perfume Read more