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George Seferis and Homer’s Light

back Jennifer Kellogg In his 1963 acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, poet George Seferis commented upon a multi-faceted sense of connection that Homeric Greek offers to modern speakers of the language, saying: When I read in Homer the simple words “φάος ἠελίοιο” – today I would say “φως… Read more

Monsters in Performance

back Marianne Hopman, Northwestern University Gregory Nagy is well known for his path-breaking work on the performative dimension of archaic Greek poetry. Several of his books, including The Best of the Achaeans, Pindar’s Homer, and most explicitly Poetry as Performance, unravel the rich implications of a fundamental intuition rooted… Read more

Hyrnetho and the Dark Age of Greek Myth

back Matthew Clark for Gregory Nagy Hyrnetho is the heroine of rival local traditions of Argos and Epidauros. Pausanias has recorded a fairly full account of the story of Hynetho, and she is mentioned briefly by several other ancient authors, but she is certainly not one of the major… Read more