Heroes in Tragedy—Live Event and Webcast
Dialogue with Professor Gregory Nagy
Hour 25 participants living in the Greater Boston area and learners around the world are invited to participate in a dialogue session led by Professor Nagy on Monday, Nov. 10 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (EST).
Be introduced to the joy of reading ancient literature, and to seeing those ancient themes reflected in the works of our own time. Incorporating materials from HeroesX (Hours 16–21), Professor Nagy will present an overview and participate in a dialogue with attendees on the social and cultural realities of ancient Greek hero cult as expressed through the medium of tragedy.
What does the 1966 Elvis movie “Spinout” have to do with the ancient Greek tragedy Hippolytus? How will an eligible though reluctant young bachelor make the transition to the “next stage” of life? Come to learn more about this classic text and to take a deeper look into the tragic nature of all Greek heroes.
Participate in the conversation in-person
Participants living in the Greater Boston area are encouraged to participate in the dialogue in-person. The event is being held at the Harvard Allston Education Portal, 175 N. Harvard St., Allston, MA 02134. RSVP to attend the in-person event here.
Participate in the conversation live online
Join the dialogue with fellow learners in Boston and from all over the world via a live webcast and Q&A. Watch the live event starting at 7:30 p.m. (EST) here. Log in or create a Livestream account to submit your questions and comments online during the event through the Livestream chat window.
We hope you take advantage of this exciting new opportunity and join the conversation.