Leonard Muellner

 

 


 

Leonard Muellner is Professor of Classical Studies at Brandeis University and Director for IT and Publications at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies. Educated at Harvard (Ph.D. 1973), his scholarly interests center on Homeric epic, with special interests in historical linguistics, anthropological approaches to the study of myth, and the poetics of oral traditional poetry. His recent work includes "Grieving Achilles," in Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry, ed. A. Rengakos, F. Montanari, and C. Tsagalis, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volume 12, Berlin, 2012, pp. 187-210, and “Homeric Anger Revisited,” Classics@ Issue 9: Defense Mechanisms, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, September, 2011.




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Aug 15th 2016

Discover the literature and heroes of ancient Greece through the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, the tragedies of Sophocles, the dialogues of Plato, and more.

Average: 6.6 (5 votes)
Nov 12th 2014

Focusing on transformation of the hero into the logos, or word of philosophical dialogue, this is the fifth of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

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Oct 22nd 2014

Focusing on the Greek hero best known to us from the perspective of world literature – as viewed through the lens of Tragedy – this is the fourth of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Oct 8th 2014

Focusing on poetry and prose accounts of mystique of male and female cult heroes, which enthralled their ancient worshippers, this is the third of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

Average: 10 (3 votes)
Sep 14th 2014

Focusing on the interaction of Homeric epic and the visual arts, this is the second of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Sep 2nd 2014

Focusing on Epic (Homer’s Iliad) and Lyric (Sappho’s poems), this is the first of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, and cult.

Average: 10 (1 vote)