Ancient Greek Summer Camp
I leave tomorrow morning for Washington DC to attend a summer seminar for graduate students at the Center for Hellenic Studies. We will be exploring homecoming themes (νόστοι) in Greek literature, especially the Odyssey, of course, but also in tragedies and beyond. I am particularly interested in comparing the homecoming of epic heroes to the homecoming that forms the nucleus of Pindar's victory songs for athletes, so I hope we touch on his poems to some degree. I look forward to meeting other Hellenists from around the country.