The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

Experience Harvard’s “Ancient Greek Hero” MOOC

Registration is open for the latest session of “The Ancient Greek Hero,” a groundbreaking open, online project from HarvardX that uses Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) technology to introduce participants to the literature and heroes of ancient Greece. The project is directed by Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Read more

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours | Gallery: Part 2

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours is based on a course that Professor Gregory Nagy has been teaching at Harvard University since the late 1970s. The book discusses selected readings of texts, all translated from the original Greek into English. This series of galleries attempts to illustrate each Hour with visual art. This second gallery covers Hours 5–8. Read more

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours | Gallery: Part 1

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours is based on a course that Professor Gregory Nagy has been teaching at Harvard University since the late 1970s. The book discusses selected readings of texts, all translated from the original Greek into English. This series of galleries attempts to illustrate each Hour with visual art. This first gallery covers Hours 1–4. Read more

Armenian Song Culture—Vahagn

The Birth of Vahagn is one of the songs Moses of Khoren mentions in his book. Prof. Nagy touched upon this song in Hour 21 of The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. Vahagn is known as the fire-god, god of war and courage. His epithet ,vishapakagh,'dragon slayer', along with the fire element remind us of Hercules. Read more