1. Odysseus in America trailer 1

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    Odysseus in America is a documentary film based on psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Shay’s groundbreaking book. The book and the film reveal the parallels in Odysseus’ epic ten-year journey home from Troy— sung by Homer 3,000 years ago — to events in the lives of todays American combat veterans. The ancients, the film argues, understood the psychological impact of combat on all those who fight, survive, and return home. Trailer features: Nathaniel Fick, USMC Force Recon General James Mattis, CENTCOM Commander Narration: David Strathairn http://odysseusinamericafilm.com

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    • Odysseus in America Trailer 2

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      from Charles Berkowitz / Added

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      Odysseus in America is a documentary film based on psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Shay’s groundbreaking book. The book and the film reveal the parallels in Odysseus’ epic ten-year journey home from Troy— sung by Homer 3,000 years ago — to events in the lives of todays American combat veterans. The ancients, the film argues, understood the psychological impact of combat on all those who fight, survive, and return home. Trailer features: Rudy Reyes, USMC Force Recon Steven Pressfield, Author Colby Buzzell,Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army Ronald Santa, U.S. Army, Chosin Reservoir veteran Max Cleland, former Senator, U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran Marianne Martin, wife of fallen Marine Shawn Martin

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      • The Readers of Homer : Kos, Greece

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        In August of 2010, I traveled with an extraordinary group called the Readers of Homer to Kos, Greece - the birthplace of Hippocrates. TROH is a non-profit literary organization that produces daylong and all-night readings of the Odyssey and the Iliad, demonstrated that with imagination and acute attention to details Hellenic culture can make a strong impact around the world. The magnificent words of the great Greek poet, arguably the founder of all Western Literature, were interspersed with fascinating musical and dance interludes through the night and past the sunrise. Founder Kathryn Hohlwein set the tone when she spoke of “veterans returning from the experience of war,” reading the Odyssey with a “stunning immediacy and relevance, ” she said, adding that people who experience combat trauma know the difficulty of trying to become re-integrated into civil society and “coming home.” Among other languages, readers have sung, chanted and read the works in Arabic, Greek, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Flemish, German and Japanese. The event was sublime, profound, and deeply healing for all involved. Shot and Edited by Charles Berkowitz

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        • Achilles in Vietnam

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          This documentary, developed as an undergraduate thesis film by director Charles Berkowitz, is based on the groundbreaking book, "Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character", by Dr. Jonathan Shay. In it, Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach about combat trauma, as do the more recent, compelling voices and experiences of Vietnam veterans.

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          • Imaging the Iliad: A Digital Renaissance

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            The Iliad, Homer’s epic poem about Achilles and The Trojan War, is the center of this story about an international team of Classicists and Scientists who work together using state-of-the-art technologies to reveal the mysteries of the Venetus A, the oldest existing complete text of the Homeric Iliad. Meticulously crafted in Byzantium the Venetus A has been stored for 500 years in the Marciana Library in Venice, Italy. Its thousand-year-old pages contain handwritten notes recording a tradition of scholarship going back to the Ptolemaic scholars of the second century BCE. Two thousand years after the start of that tradition, technology brings scholars and lovers of Homer a new opportunity to rediscover the intricacies of this precious manuscript. The interdisciplinary research team struggles to reconcile old and new and overcome technical challenges as they press toward the goal of preserving for all time one of the most valuable artifacts of the Byzantine Empire. See the pages on your iPad, alongside the translation! Download the Imaging the Iliad app from the iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imaging-the-iliad/id422984341?mt=8 See the pages online at the Homer Multitext Site: http://www.homermultitext.org/

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            • Dissecting Homer's Iliad with Classicist Gregory Nagy

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              In this fifth installment of Faculty Insight, I speak with the esteemed Harvard classicist Gregory Nagy about one of the earliest and greatest legends of all time: Homer's epic story of the siege of Troy, called The Iliad. It's a story of god-like heroes and blood-soaked battles; honor, pride and defeat. To listen to a longer audio-only version of this interview, please go to ThoughtCast.org!

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              • Homer's The Iliad

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                The man with the tender heel is called forth to face the strongest man from the opposing army. The Trojan army--specifically the General--is aghast at the masculine beauty of Achilles' ripped and toned torso. The General proposes to Achilles but is denied. Meanwhile, the Trojans are partying with their buttsluts. But Legolas has accidently wooed the King's mistress with his elvish charm. He ends up kidnapping her aboard his brother Hector's ship. Confusion arises about Legolas' true species. Elsewhere, the Trojan King, distraught by his missing buttslut, decides to go to war. Then Odysseus comes in and the film kinda just stops.

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                • Menelaus

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                  Junior Year Film- Lynn travels across campus to win back Marie's love in this modern retelling of the Iliad.

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                  • Deceptive Beauty

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                    Poet in the City presents a film interpretation of the poem 'Deceptive Beauty' by Simon Mundy, featuring fashion design by Ewgeniya Lyras, in anticipation of The Trojan Horse - an event celebrating contemporary poetry inspired by Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The Trojan Horse starts from 6.30pm on Monday 15th April 2013 at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG. Tickets £9.50 from kingsplace.co.uk/ For more information visit www.poetinthecity.co.uk/

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                    • Forum on "An Iliad," with Andy Zee, Kathleen Chalfant, Lisa Peterson, and Denis O'Hare

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                      Actor Denis O'Hare, director Lisa Peterson, and actor Kathleen Chalfant joined Andy Zee, spokesperson of Revolution Books, in a discussion of AN ILIAD, a one-man play now running at the New York Theatre Workshop. This play, written by Denis O'Hare (who also stars) and Lisa Peterson (who also directs), is based on Homer's famous epic poem. This discussion is the first in a joint project between Revolution Books and the New York Theatre Workshop aimed at bringing our audiences together for evenings that dig deeply into the plays -- both the art and the themes.

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