PUBLICATIONS

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

Hymnic Elements in Empedocles

[A French-language version of this essay was printed in Revue de Philosophie Ancienne 24 (2006), 51–62. In this online English-language version, the page-breaks in the printed French-language version are indicated within curly brackets “{…|…}”.] The language of Homeric poetry has often been used to help solve problems in interpreting the… Read more

Anthropological Approaches

[Final draft of an essay by the same title published by Oxford University Press in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, edited by Clemente Marconi, 2015, 621-636.] §1. Anthropology has had an important role in studies of Greek and Roman art, albeit a role marked by… Read more

The Anger of Achilles: Mênis in Greek Epic

Leonard Muellner’s goal is to restore the Greek word for the anger of Achilles, menis, to its social, mythical, and poetic contexts. His point of departure is the anthropology of emotions. He believes that notions of anger vary between cultures and that the particular meaning of a word such as… Read more