Gregory nagy the ancient greek hero in 24 hours acknowledgments introduction part i introduction to homeric poetry part i hour 1 the homeric iliad and the glory of the unseasonal hero part i hour 2 achilles as epic hero and the idea of total recall in song part i hour 3 achilles and the poetics of lament part i hour 4. The ancient greek hero in 24 hours is a specialized textbook for the very popular harvard course offered for many decades by gregory nagy the class is offered free via edx as a mooc open to basically anyone interested all over the world. The ancient greeks concept of the hero was very different from what we understand by the term today gregory nagy argues and it is only through analyzing their historical contexts that we can truly understand achilles odysseus oedipus and herakles in greek tradition a hero was a human male . 13 reviews for the ancient greek hero in 24 hours online course explore what it means to be human today by studying what it meant to be a hero in ancient greek times in this introduction to ancient greek cultur. The first two modules in this series hum 21x the ancient greek hero in 24 hours hours 1 5 epic and lyric and hum 22x hours 6 11 signs of the hero in epic and iconography though recommended are not prerequisite for participation
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