Gregory Nagy, Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond
Introduction. A Brief Survey of Concepts and Aims
Part I. Mimesis and the Making of Identity in Poetic Performance
1. The Homeric Nightingale and the Poetics of Variation in the Art of a Troubadour 2. Mimesis, Models of Singers, and the Meaning of a Homeric Epithet 3. Mimesis of Homer and Beyond 4. Mimesis in Lyric: Sappho’s Aphrodite and the Changing Woman of the Apache Part II. Fixed Text in Theory, Shifting Words in Performance
5. Multiform Epic and Aristarchus’ Quest for the Real Homer 6. Homer as Script 7. Homer as “Scripture” Epilogue. Dead Poets and Recomposed Performers Appendix Abbreviations and Bibliography
Originally published in 1996 by Cambridge University Press. Copyright, Cambridge University Press. Also available for purchase in printhere.