Book Discussion on Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma

Dr. Shay has written two books about how war affects the psychology of combatants. His first book, Achilles in Vietnam: Combat… read more

Dr. Shay has written two books about how war affects the psychology of combatants. His first book, Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character uses Homer’s Iliad as a focus for exploring combat and psychology, both ancient and modern. His most recent book, Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming, published by Scribner, uses the ancient Greek story of Odysseus returning from the Trojan War as a way to examine the problems of traumatized Vietnam veterans. In this ethics roundtable discussion, Dr. Shay discussed strategies for preventing psychological damage to combatants with a group of U.S. Naval Academy faculty. close

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  • Albert C. Pierce Director U.S. Naval Academy->Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics
  • Jonathan Shay Psychiatrist Department of Veterans Affairs->Outpatient Clinic

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Book Discussion on Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma

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Roundtable
Location:
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Feb 1, 2003
Last Aired:
Mar 5, 2007

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  • Feb 01, 2003 | 10:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 09, 2003 | 4:34pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 17, 2003 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 02, 2003 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 07, 2003 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Feb 15, 2007 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2007 | 10:42pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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