December 4, 2020

MBC-009 ILIAD by Homer


Emily Austin is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Grief and the Hero: the Futility of Longing in the IliadHer area of expertise is emotion in the ancient world.

Show Notes: 

Below are the topics covered in this conversation (with time stamps). 

Supreme grief as “lost wholeness” [6:00]

Cultural concepts that are difficult to translate [8:45]

Imperishable glory, and other key themes [10:50]

The Iliad: a story that’s more real then real [16:45]

Listening to the Iliad in Greek [23:53]