Casey Dué

The Homer Multitext Update

This summer, as we do every summer, we'll remove the bindings so to speak from the medieval manuscripts and fully examine their contents, study surviving papyrus fragments in all their multiform messiness, and try to visualize without judgment the Iliad known to Plato and Aeschines. The attested multiforms of the Iliad give us an opportunity to know and appreciate a wider range of performance traditions for this remarkable poem than… Read more

Video—CHS Open House: The Iliad and the Greek Bronze Age, with Casey Dué

We were pleased to welcome Casey Dué for a CHS Open House session, which was recorded and can be viewed in this post. How old is the Iliad? The Trojan War has traditionally been dated since antiquity to about 1250 BCE, and the Iliad is usually dated five hundred years or more after that, but there are hints in the linguistic and archaeological record that something like our Iliad was… Read more