Logo Header

Jonathan Shay: "Homer on Military Leadership" - January 31, 2008

Jonathan Shay's clinical experience with American combat veterans has led to new insights into the Iliad and Odyssey in his books Achilles in Vietnam (1994) and Odysseus in America (2002), while the Homeric epics have in turn illuminated his understanding of modern warriors. Dr. Shay is an author, a Classicist, and Staff Psychiatrist at the Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is also the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (commonly know as the genius award) to further his work in psychiatry and the humanities.