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Inventory of terms and names

Inventory of terms and names Aeolian. As a noun, this word refers to Greek-speaking people who spoke an ancient Greek dialect known as Aeolic. As an adjective, this same word refers to the social and cultural institutions of these Aeolic-speaking people. [[GN 2016.09.07; see the anchor comment at Ι.01.463.]] Aeolian… Read more

Sophocles, Antigone

Translation of R. C. Jebb Revised by Pierre Habel and Gregory Nagy Newly revised by the Hour 25 Antigone Team (Brian Prescott-Decie, Jacqui Donlon, Jessica Eichelburg, Claudia Filos, Sarah Scott) Outside the gates of Thebes. Antigone and Ismene enter. Antigone Ismene, my sister, who came from the same womb as… Read more

Euripides, Medea

Translation by E.P. Coleridge Revised by Roger Ceragioli Further revised by Gregory Nagy Newly revised by the Hour 25 Medea Heroization Team (Jessica Eichelburg, Hélène Emeriaud, Claudia Filos, Janet M. Ozsolak, Sarah Scott, Jack Vaughan) In front of Medea’s house in Corinth. The Nurse comes on stage… Read more

Homeric Hymn to Dionysus

Translated by Gregory Nagy 1 About Dionysus son of most glorious Semele 2 my mind will connect, how it was that he made an appearance [phainesthai] by the shore of the barren sea 3 on a prominent headland, looking like a young man 4 at the beginning of adolescence. Beautiful… Read more

Herodotus, Selections, Part II

Herodotus Part 2 (Selections from from Scrolls 1–9) First phase of translation by Lynn Sawlivich Second phase of translation by Gregory Nagy, Claudia Filos, Sarah Scott, and Keith Stone Note: The language of Herodotus in referring to the myths and rituals of the ancient world is exquisitely precise, and… Read more

Herodotus, Selections, Part I

Herodotus Part 1 (Selection from Scroll 1) First phase of translation by Lynn Sawlivich Second phase of translation by Gregory Nagy, Claudia Filos, Sarah Scott, and Keith Stone Note: The language of Herodotus in referring to the myths and rituals of the ancient world is exquisitely precise, and we… Read more

Comparative Studies in Greek and Indic Meter

Reversing the generally accepted notions about formula and meter in epic poetry, Gregory Nagy seeks to show that meter is an outgrowth of formula. To make his point he links the Parry-Lord techniques of formulaic analysis with the researches of Meillet, Jakobson, and Watkins on Indo-European metrics. In the process he evolves… Read more