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Webcasts

Theo Theoharis
The Narrative Art of Homer
Runtime: 50 minutes
Live webcast, produced by The Examined Life
Professor Theo Theoharis gives an online talk entitled "The Narrative Art of Homer." Professor Theoharis' most recent work is a translation from Greek of the poems of Constantine Cavafy. In addition to his book Before Time Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy, he is the author of James Joyce's Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul and Ibsen's Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy. A graduate of Williams College, Professor Theoharis has taught at Berkeley, MIT and Harvard where he has received awards for outstanding teaching of undergraduates. He has lectured throughout Europe and the United States and has also taught many outstanding seminars for both Teachers as Scholars and The Examined Life: Greek Studies in the Schools. (Related links: full presentation window for original webcast.)
Jill Paton Walsh
Artistotle's Poetics
Runtime: 1 hour
Live webcast, produced by The Examined Life
Distinguished British author and lecturer Jill Paton Walsh gives a live talk from Cambridge, England. Several of her novels and stories are inspired by Greek history, including Farewell Great King and Children of the Fox. Her novels Torch and Knowledge of Angels have been translated into Greek. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and winner of the prestigious British CBE Award for her contributions to literature. Jill Paton Walsh is an adjunct board member of Children’s Literature New England. (Related links: text of lecture, amazon.com link to purchase a copy of Aristotle's Poetics, full presentation window for original webcast.)

Videos

Prof. Loren Samons
The Battle of Marathon What's the Story?
Runtime: 10 minutes
Produced by The Examined Life
Prof. Loren J. Samons chronicles the Battle of Marathon, fought over 2000 years ago in 490 BC between Greeks and Persians — a battle that changed the course of history. Samons also describes how the legend of Pheidippides contributed to the birth of the race we know as the marathon.

John Dorsey
How to Throw a Pot
Runtime: 9 minutes
Produced by The Examined Life
John Dorsey — artist and teacher at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA — demonstrates the art of throwing a pot on the wheel, a practice as old as ancient Greece itself.

Evi Gerokosta
Apollo and Daphne
Runtime: 15 minutes
Produced by The Examined Life
Annette Goldsmith — PhD, Guest Faculty, University of Washington Information School, 2011 Greek Study Fellow — interviews storyteller Evi Gerokosta while on study tour in Greece. Evi performs the story of Apollo and Daphne (English subtitles).

Gregory Maguire
Athlete
Runtime: 20 minutes
Produced by The Examined Life
Gregory Maguire reads his story "Athlete" from the book "Trapped! Cages of Mind and Body."

Christine Kondoleon
Pictures on a Pot What's the Story?
Runtime: 6 minutes
Produced by The Examined Life
Christine Kondoleon, PhD., MFA/Boston, discusses what we can learn from narrative scenes (here, images of the battle of Troy) painted on a krater from 5th century BCE. This is a great video clip to share with students in the classroom.

Gregory Nagy
The Sound of The Odyssey
Runtime: 1 minute
Produced by The Examined Life
Listen to the rhythm of the Greek language as Professor Gregory Nagy recites the opening lines of The Odyssey as it was spoken by storytellers of old. As reference, check the Greek text and English translation.

Leonard Muellner
The Sound of The Iliad
Runtime: 30 seconds
Produced by The Examined Life
Listen to the rhythm of the Greek language as Prof. Leonard Muellner recites the opening lines of The Iliad, as it was spoken by storytellers of old. Do you recognize any of the words? You can check against these versions of The Iliad Scroll 1.1-7: Greek and English.

Ted Wells

A Virtual Tour of Greece, Part 1
A DVD Teacher's Resource

Runtime: 58 minutes
Produced by Ted Wells, 2004 ExL Greek Study Fellow, Teacher, The Park School, Brookline, MA.

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Ted Wells
A Virtual Tour of Greece, Part 2
A DVD Teacher's Resource

Runtime: 60 minutes
Produced by Ted Wells, 2004 ExL Greek Study Fellow, Teacher, The Park School, Brookline, MA.


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