Homer, Trauma, and Healing presented by Associate Professor Daniel Harris-McCoy
Thursday, June 3 6:30pm
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Daniel Harris-McCoy is Associate Professor and Head of Classics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he teaches courses on a wide range of topics relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. In his research, he has studied Greco-Roman literature, intellectual history, deams and divination, and the reception of classical culture in modern society. He won the UH Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching in 2017.
Homer, Trauma, and Healing
In Homer’s Iliad, the hero Achilles faces a series of war-related traumas that drive him to rage and despair. In this talk, we will draw on modern comparative analyses of PTSD to trace Achilles’ psychological descent and healing.