Fall term 2013 (13404)
Gregory Nagy, PhD, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University.
Kevin McGrath, PhD, Associate in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University.
Course tuition: noncredit $1,070, undergraduate credit $1,070, graduate credit $2,050.

Writing-intensive course.

Online only, beginning Sept. 5. Optional sections to be arranged.

The readings, all in English translation, are the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, seven tragedies (Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles' two Oedipus dramas, and Euripides' Hippolytus and The Bacchic Women), and two dialogues of Plato (the Apology and the Phaedo, both centering on the last days of Socrates); and from the dialogue On Heroes by an eminent thinker in the second sophistic movement, Philostratus. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty Arts and Sciences course Culture and Belief 22. To have access to the course materials—the free sourcebook and The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours, the filmed dialogues and text discussions, and the assessment exercises—you must create an edX account by September 2 (September 10 if you are registering late).

(4 credits)
Spring term 2014 (24099)
Gregory Nagy, PhD, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University.
Kevin McGrath, PhD, Associate in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University.
Course tuition: noncredit $1,070, undergraduate credit $1,070, graduate credit $2,050.

Writing-intensive course.

Online only, beginning Jan. 30. Optional sections Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm.

The readings, all in English translation, are the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, seven tragedies (Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles' two Oedipus dramas, and Euripides' Hippolytus and The Bacchic Women), and two dialogues of Plato (the Apology and the Phaedo, both centering on the last days of Socrates); and from the dialogue On Heroes by an eminent thinker in the second sophistic movement, Philostratus. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty Arts and Sciences course Culture and Belief 22. To have access to the course materials—the free sourcebook and The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours, the filmed dialogues and text discussions, and the assessment exercises—you must create an edX account by January 26 (February 3 if you are registering late).

(4 credits)