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Professor Gregory Nagy is the Francis Jones Professor of Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is currently the Chair of the Department of the Classics at Harvard. A short bio can be found here.

Casey Dué, co-Head Teaching Fellow for this on-line series, is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston. Her dissertation, "Homeric Variations on a Lament by Briseis," explored the oral tradition of Homeric poetry and the figure of Briseis in the Iliad. She is co-Editor for Publications at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies and webmaster for the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature (www.fas.harvard.edu/~mpc). Her publications include "Achilles' Golden Amphora and the Afterlife of Oral Tradition in Aeschines' Against Timarchus," Classical Philology 2000 and "Tragic History and Barbarian Speech in Sallust's Jugurtha," Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 100 (2000).

Mary Ebbott, the other co-Head Taching Fellow for this series, is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Her dissertation, "Imagining Illegitimacy in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry" examined the poetics of illegitimacy in ancient Greek narratives about nothoi ('bastards'). Her publications include "The Wrath of Helen: Self-Blame and Nemesis in the Iliad," in Nine Essays on Homer (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999) and "The List of the War Dead in Aeschylus' Persians" (forthcoming, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, 2000). She is currently co-Editor for Publications for Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies.