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Teaching & Research Dynamic Archive

The true "hero" of this course, Concepts of the Hero in Greek Civilization, is the logos or "word" of logical reasoning, as activated by Socratic dialogue. The logos of dialogue requires careful thinking, realized in close reading and reflective writing. The last "word" to be read in the course will come from Plato's memories of the last days of Socrates.

The Teaching & Research Dynamic Archive contains the latest version of Professor Nagy's course content for Concepts of the Hero in Greek Civilization (also previously called The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization), along with content from semesters dating as far back as 2003.

Fall 2011 course materials available here:
Teaching & Research Dynamic Archive


See below for links to recordings of Course Dialogues, Proseminar Close Reading Modules, and Distance Learning Sections for Concepts of the Hero in Greek Civilization.

Dialogues are the course meetings with Professor Nagy. Proseminars are Close Reading meetings with Professor Nagy and course TFs. Distance Learning Sections are with Kevin McGrath.

Course Dialogues, Proseminars & Sections
Video and Audio

Dialogues 2012
Distance Learning Sections 2012

Dialogues 2011
Distance Learning Sections 2011
Proseminars — Fall 2011

Dialogues — Fall 2010
Proseminars — Fall2010
Distance Learning Sections — Fall 2010

Dialogues — Fall 2009
Proseminars — Fall 2009
Distance Learning Sections — Fall 2009

Dialogues — Fall 2008
Proseminars — Fall 2008


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