Note: The series Homer's Poetic Justice
formally ended on May 5,1999 but the site will
remain open for browsing for an indefinite period.
Please check out our new series, Homeric
Odyssey and the Cultivation of Justice,
which begins February 7, 2000. -- The HPJ teaching
1.14pm: Several participants asked to
see the feedback we received for the series, so
I've whipped up a quick year-end report here.
Thanks to everybody who submitted comments
and suggestions! We really appreciated them, and
hope to revamp the site in the future. -Tom
Updated 5/5/99, 4.43pm.
The final ichat is here.
Ichats are also available from week
one, week two, and
Updated 5/3/99 8:40am.
There is now a
feedback form on the Feedback
page! Please give us your comments on Homer's
Welcome to "Homer's Poetic Justice", an online
lecture and discussion series organized and led by
Professor Gregory Nagy, the current Chair of the
of Classics at Harvard University, and aided by
section leaders drawn from a number of disciplines
in and about Harvard. "Homer's Poetic Justice" is a
four-week exploration of the concepts of justice,
law, and morality as experienced by the heroes (and
audiences) of Homer's Iliad. Enrollment is
free and without charge, and open to any interested
applicant, though the course will be limited to the
first 1200 who register.
The series will feature a small but intensive
body of readings taken from Homer's Iliad
(in the beautiful English translation of Samuel
Butler), four 10-minute lectures by the professor
[through RealVideo], other video materials
and dialogues, on-line 'chat', and message
boards.Previous experience with Ancient Greek
Literature is emphatically not required, and
new-comers to Homer are heartily encouraged to
sign-up! There are no prerequisites for this
course, and all materials are available in English
over the internet. To repeat, knowledge of Greek is
Registration begins on March 16th and continue
until April 15th, and the course itself will
commence on Monday, April 5. Readings for the first
week may be found here.
Questions can be e-mailed to any one of the
series' teaching fellows, Casey
Ebbott, or Thomas