Theodore Nash, Looting and Faking

Looting and Faking Theodore Nash The discipline of Classics, as the study of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions, is characterised at its best by a remarkable methodological breadth. Archaeologists, philologists, and historians (each a heterogenous group in its own right) are able to ask complex questions… Read more

Introduction How many ways are there to tell the story of Troy? A passage from Iliad 20 makes me wonder just how flexible the Homeric tradition might be. At the beginning of book 20, Zeus calls the gods to an assembly. He tells them that they may now join the… Read more

The Oral Background of the Eddas and Sagas

Gísli Sigurðsson, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland More than fifty years after the publication of The Singer of Tales the book and the ideas therein still serve as a fresh wind in the textually-oriented field of Old Norse Studies where very few have taken up… Read more

Gregory Nagy, Παρατηρήσεις σχετικά με τις ελληνικές διαλέκτους στα τέλη της δεύτερης χιλιετίας π.Χ.

Παρατηρήσεις σχετικά με τις ελληνικές διαλέκτους στα τέλη της δεύτερης χιλιετίας π.Χ. Gregory Nagy [1] Μετάφραση από την Christina Lafi Κατά την πρώτη χιλιετία π.Χ., η οποία αποτελεί την εποχή στην οποία αναπτύχθηκε η αλφαβητική γραφή από τους Ελληνόφωνους λαούς από τον όγδοο αιώνα π.Χ.,… Read more

The Poetics of Immanence in the American Mountain Märchen

Carl Lindahl Most who pause to commemorate the first half-century of The Singer of Tales will remember, vividly, how they first made its acquaintance. Fifty years since The Singer of Tales marks forty-four since I was introduced to Albert Lord, from the distance of the back row of a Harvard… Read more


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*Oral Traditions: Parry, Lord, and Beyond

Oral Traditions: Parry, Lord, and Beyond Gathered here are selections from CHS publications pertaining to the songmaking of Sappho. The majority of them have been generated in Classical Inquiries, an online, rapid-publication project devoted to sharing some of the latest thinking on the ancient world with researchers and the general… Read more

Appendix 1. Testimonia on the Kreophuleioi of Samos In Plutarch’s Life of Lycurgus 4.4 we read how Lycurgus the Lawgiver acquired the Homeric poems from the descendants of Kreophylos in Samos and brought the poems back to the Spartans: ἐκεῖ δὲ καὶ τοῖς Ὁμήρου ποιήμασιν ἐντυχὼν πρῶτον, ὡς ἔοικε, παρὰ… Read more

#Works Cited

Works Cited Austin, J.L. 1955. How to Do Things with Words. Ed. J.O. Urmson and Marina Sbisà. 2nd ed. 1962. Cambridge, MA. Bowra, C.M. 1961. Greek Lyr ic Poetry From Alcman to Simonides. London. Burkert, Walter. 1979. Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual. Berkeley, CA. Burkert, Walter. 1977. Read more