Chat with Leonard Muellner Thursday January 23


Professor Leonard Muellner will visit Hour 25 on Thursday, January 23th 2014 from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. EST (Boston, MA) to discuss the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. This event will be held in the Project Chatroom. [Look up the time of this chat in your time zone.]

Muellner is Professor of Classical Studies at Brandeis University and Director for IT and Publications at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Educated at Harvard (Ph.D. 1973), his scholarly interests center on Homeric epic, with special interests in historical linguistics, anthropological approaches to the study of myth, and the poetics of oral traditional poetry. His recent work includes “Grieving Achilles,” in Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry, ed. A. Rengakos, F. Montanari, and C. Tsagalis, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volume 12, Berlin, 2012, pp. 187-210, and “Homeric Anger Revisited,” Classics@ Issue 9: Defense Mechanisms, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, September, 2011.

He is also coeditor of Poetry as Initiation: The Center for Hellenic Studies Symposium on the Derveni Papyrus, which will be available this March.

We hope you will join this live session! If you can’t visit at the appointed time, please leave a question for Professor Muellner in The Lyceum.

Selected Publications

Mary Ebbott and Leonard Muellner. “Multitextual Reading in Manuscripts of the Iliad and the Future of the Homer Multitext.” Des manuscrits antiques à l’ère digitale: pratiques de lecture, échanges intellectuels et communication scientifique/From Ancient Manuscripts to the Digital Era: Reading Practices, Intellectual Networks and Scientific Communication. Ed. C. Clivaz, J. Meizoz, F. Vallotton, and J. Verhyden with Benjamin Bertho. Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2012. 115-135.

Muellner, Leonard C.. “A Poetic Etymology of Pietas in the Aeneid.” Donum Natalicium Digitaliter Confectum Gregorio Nagy Septuagenario a Discipulis Collegis Familiaribus Oblatum. Ed. Bers, V., and D. Elmer, D. Frame, and L. Muellner. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies, 2012.

Muellner, Leonard C. “Discovery Procedures and Principles for Homeric Research.” Classics@ 3 (2007).

Muellner,Leonard C. The Anger of Achilles: Menis in Greek Epic. Cornell University Press, 2004.

Muellner,Leonard C. The Meaning of Homeric Eukhomai through its Formulas. Inssbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft, 1976.