CHS Open House: Odysseus and the Poetics of katabásis, with Stamatia Dova

Stamatia Dova of the Hellenic College Holy Cross will join the CHS Community for an Open House discussion on Odysseus and the Poetics of katabásis, on October 13 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
Watch the live event and/or join in the conversation on the Hour 25 website or the CHS YouTube channel!

Homer Odyssey 11.472–473

The psūkhē of the fleet descendant of Aiakos knew me and spoke piteously, saying, ‘Resourceful Odysseus, noble son of Laertes and seed of Zeus, what deed of daring will you undertake next, that you venture down to the house of Hādēs among us inept dead, who are but the spirits of them that can labor no more?’

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Stamatia Dova

Stamatia Dova (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2001) is Professor of Classics and Modern Greek Studies at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline Massachusetts and the CHS Associate in Hellenic Literature and Language. She is the author of Greek Heroes in and out of Hades, published in 2012 by Rowman and Littlefield, and the editor of Historical Poetics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century GreeceEssays in Honor of Lily Macrakis, published in 2012 by CHS in the classics@ series (Issue 10). Her research interests include epic traditions of descents to the underworld, Euripidean drama, the relationship between historiography and poetry, and reception studies. She is currently working on a book entitled The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece, a study of societal attitudes towards failure, loss, and inadequacy as they appear in Greek literature from the eighth to the fourth century BCE.