In this series of online lectures, we look at the Greek classics with overviews of Hesiod’s Theogony and Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. In the contrast between Hesiod and Homer, we learn about Homer’s humanistic revolution in Greek consciousness and why The Iliad is not about war but about love and how The Odyssey continues the Homeric love epic.
LECTURE ONE: HESIOD’S THEOGONY
LECTURE TWO: HOMER’S ILIAD
LECTURE THREE: HOMER’S ODYSSEY
Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He is writer, classicist, and historian. He has written on the arts, culture, classics, literature, philosophy, religion, and history for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of Finding Arcadia, The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies (biblical studies & theology) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.
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