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Live Webcasts from CHS — Summer/Fall 2016

Save the date!

Don’t miss these live webcasts with visiting scholars on a wide variety of topics!
Thursday September 15:  John C. Franklin, on Kinyras: The Divine Lyre (University of Vermont)
Thursday, September 29: Deborah Beck, topic to be determined (University of Texas at Austin)
Thursday, October 13: Stomata Dova, topic to be determined (Hellenic College)

Experience “The Ancient Greek Hero,” an open online course

Registration open now! Enroll here.

August 15 marks the launch of the latest iteration of “The Ancient Greek Hero,” a groundbreaking open, online project from HarvardX that uses a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) approach 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.

Based upon one of Harvard College’s longest running residential courses, “HeroesX,” invites learners to experience, in English translation, some of the most beautiful works of ancient Greek literature and songmaking: the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; the songs of Sappho and Pindar; and the dialogues of Plato, among others.

The Sunoikisis Course on Leadership in the Ancient World Goes LIVE!

Deadline for registration: Friday, August 19, 2016

The Sunoikisis Fall 2016 course on leadership in the ancient world is now live and open to the public.

This course is designed to serve as introduction to the ancient Mediterranean world in the tradition of courses on vocabulary building through Greek and Latin, mythology, and gender and sexuality.

The course’s particular goal is to inspire new visions of leadership through an in-depth study of leadership in classical antiquity. Drawing on literature, history, archaeology, and material culture, the fifteen modules explore big questions about crises of leadership, leaders and followers, gender and leadership, rhetoric and self-presentation, and more.

This fall, the ancient leadership course will be taught concurrently, yet independently, at Howard University, Brandeis University, Tulane University, University of Texas-San Antonio, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Emory University, and the University of Findlay. Weekly common sessions, hosted via Google Hangouts, will be free and public to all. All registered students will be able to discuss ancient leadership among themselves and with advanced researchers on ancient leadership.

Follow the Sunoikisis Ancient Leadership course on Twitter @Duces_Antiqui and like it on Facebook @sunoikisisancientleadership. For more information, continue reading here.

Sanctuary of Asclepius, Olympia, and Delphi: Travel-study, Leg 2

Janet M. Ozsolak, a member of the Hour 25 and Kleos@CHS editorial teams, had the opportunity to travel to Greece along with the Harvard Alumni Association’s travel-study program led by Gregory Nagy. In a recent posting on Hour 25, Janet Ozsolak shares her impressions from her visit to the Sanctuary of Asclepius, Olympia, and Delphi as well as photos from the sites and museums.