2003 Georges Lecture: The Multiple Lives of Homer

The Tulane Department of Classical Studies presents the Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

The Multiple Lives of Homer

Dr. Gregory Nagy (Harvard University)

February 13, 2003 at 7PM in the Stone Auditorium

GREGORY NAGY is the director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., and teaches at the Harvard campus in Cambridge as the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature. His special research interests are archaic Greek literature and oral poetics, and he finds it rewarding to integrate these interests with teaching, especially in his course for Harvard's core curriculum, " The Concept of the Hero in Greek Civilization." He was chair of Harvard's undergraduate literature concentration from 1989 to 1994 and from 1994 to 2000 he served as chair of the Classics Department. He has served as the elected President of the American Philological Association and is the author of a number of books, one of which, The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry, won the Goodwin Award of Merit. In addition, he has published over one hundred articles in prestigious journals in his field of study.

Program for the 2003 Georges Lecture