Gregory Nagy

CHS Spring Break Trip

Join Professor Gregory Nagy and a group of students, HeroesX participants, and alumni, March 10–18, on the Harvard Alumni Travels – Center for Hellenic Studies Spring Break Trip 2018, an immersive, 9-day exploration of Greece! What does it mean to go on the trip as an alumnus of HeroesX? Here are the impressions from a former HeroesX participant who went in 2017. Read more

Homeric Greek | Odyssey 1.144–148: Couches, chairs, and camera’s choreography

We are pleased to share this segment in the CHS series on reading Homeric epic in ancient Greek. In each installment we read, translate, and discuss a small passage in the original Greek in the most accessible way. In this segment, Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame read Odyssey 1.144–148. Topics include couches and chairs, with a close attention to the cinematic qualities of the description, and the effects… Read more