HeroesX Content available on Soundcloud!

We are excited to share news of available content on Soundcloud from the HarvardX HeroesX MOOC from years 2013 through 2016, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours.
We invite you to listen to professor Nagy, Teaching Assistants of the Project and Community members as they read passages from masterpieces of the ancient Greek world and discuss on the concept of hero and epic traditions.
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The 6th iteration of “The Ancient Greek Hero,” began on August 15, 2016, and registration continues all through December 19. After this date, course content will be archived. “HeroesX,” a groundbreaking open, online project, invites learners to experience, in English translation, some of the most beautiful works of ancient Greek literature and songmaking: the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; songs of Sappho and Pindar; dialogues of Plato, and On Heroes by Philostratus.
You will gain access to a supportive learning community led by Professor Gregory Nagy and his Board of Readers, who model techniques for “reading out” of ancient texts. This approach allows readers with little or even no experience in the subject matter to begin seeing this literature as an exquisite, perfected system of communication. No previous knowledge of Greek history, literature, or language is required. This is a project for students of any age, culture, and geographic location, and its profoundly humanistic message can be easily received without previous acquaintance with Western Classical literature.
The Ancient Greek Hero Project
The HeroesX online learning experience is part of a broader project, centering on the role of heroes in ancient Greek civilization. For the HeroesX team, the “C” in the acronym “MOOC” stands for the ongoing efforts of the team to promote “content, community, and conversation.”
Since it was launched in March 2013, HeroesX has logged over 90,000 enrollments from over 170 countries. Through this project, Nagy is sharing his latest research on ancient Greek heroes, a subject that he has been studying for over four decades. Participants in previous sessions describe being transformed by the content, the community, and the profound experience of “reading closely.” HeroesX participants are also eligible to register for Hour 25, an open-ended, community-driven companion project hosted by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies.