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Interview | Singing the Iliad, with Bettina Joy de Guzman

We are pleased to share this video interview with Bettina Joy de Guzman, about her project to sing the entire Iliad in ancient Greek, accompanying herself on a replica period lyre. She shares with us her process of preparation, audience reaction, engagement with those working in other fields, and her favorite episodes. Read more

“The Lives of Homer” and “Life of Ferdowsi” Myths

The combined research of Nagy and Davidson on ancient “Life of Homer” and medieval “Life of Ferdowsi” narratives respectively has shown that the traditional “biographies” about these two poets, as transmitted by a vast variety of communities, can be studied as sources of historical information about the reception of Homer and Ferdowsi. Even though the stories about these poets’ lives are myths, the actual uses of the various different myths… Read more