Douglas Frame

Video—CHS Open House with Gregory Nagy and Guests on the Odyssey, Kingship, and Nestor

Professor Gregory Nagy (Harvard University) Professor Leonard Muellner (Brandeis University), Douglas Frame, and Allie Marbry, join for a CHS Open House Discussion. Questions discussed included: How is kingship depicted and does it reflect the historical situation? If Nestor is 'never at fault' does that affect how we can understand his role in the Odyssey? Is Odysseus the last of the epic heroes, and if so, what about Telemakhos' generation? Read more

Under discussion: “That Man!”

The active interaction among the bard, internal audience and the external audience in a Homeric performance intrigued me. I wondered how the external audience, in the 5th century BCE, processed such a complicated narrative (Homeric Iliad and Odyssey). How did they kept them near and dear to their song culture? Read more