Donum natalicium digitaliter confectum Gregorio Nagy septuagenario a discipulis collegis familiaribus oblatum – ToC

Donum natalicium digitaliter confectum Gregorio Nagy septuagenario a discipulis collegis familiaribus oblatum

A virtual birthday gift presented to Gregory Nagy on turning seventy by his students, colleagues, and friends


The editorial team wishes to thank all the contributors for their hard work and patience over the five years that this project developed and matured. Over that time, we have had substantive assistance from many individuals, to the extent that we are sure to omit some of them unintentionally, even though we are deeply grateful to all of those mentioned and unmentioned. Without the extraordinary help of Olga Davidson, we would never have been able to compile the lists of contributors whom we have succeeded in contacting. On the technical side, this project would have gone nowhere without the knowledge and the always humane and gentle assistance of the CHS system administrators, Pat Coleman and Rob Jenson. In preparing the contributions for publication, we had the help of a high-spirited, well-trained, and well-disciplined group of summer undergraduate interns, including Anastasia Baran (Georgetown University), Felege-Selam Yirga (Brandeis University), and Sydney Shea (Boston University), and an amazing team of graduate student interns: Sarah Lannom, Rebecca Katz, and Nick Snead. In regard to the production of the contributions, we all owe a signal debt of gratitude to our Associate Editor, Noel Spencer, of the CHS publications team, who worked tirelessly and with truly wondrous skill on a process that is always full of traps and problems as well as rewards. For getting us out of the traps and moving us to the rewards, we also bless and thank our patient programmer, Benn Salter. Lastly, we would like all readers and contributors to know that we consider this Festschrift to be a work-in-progress. One of the beauties of online publication is that it can be both fluid and perfected in ways that are difficult if not impossible for print publication. So if you see something that needs fixing or seems wrong, please let us know. And stay tuned to this site: there will be enhancements to it within the next few months, and hopefully over the next few years as well.

Table of Contents

Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw,
To Encounter a Hero: Localization and Travel in Hellenistic Hero Cults

Allen-Hornblower, Emily,
Revisiting the Apostrophes to Patroclus in Iliad 16

Antoniou, Dimitris,
The Mosque That Wasn’t There: Ethnographic Elaborations on Orthodox Conceptions of Sacrifice

Archbishop Demetrios,
On the Name of the Father: The Platonic Pollen in Orthodox Triadology

Athanassaki, Lucia,
A Magnificent Birthday Party in an Artful Pavilion: Lifestyle and Leadership in Euripides’ Ion (on and off stage)

Bamo, Qubumo,
Celebrating the 70th Birthday of Professor Gregory Nagy

Bayerle, Henry,
Speech Genres in the Twelfth-Century Latin Historical Epics of Italy

Beck, Deborah,
On Being a Gentleman Scholar

Beecroft, Alexander J.,
Can You Take the Hellenic out of the Panhellenic? The Case of Zhou China

Bergren, Ann,
Iliadic Beauty: Forms and Themes; Solid, Flesh, Fluids (6.7MB PDF download)

Bers, Victor,
First in Line

Bershadsky, Natasha,
2 ou 3 choses que je sais de l’Iliade

Bierl, Anton,
Traumatic Dreams: Lacanian Love, Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, and the Ancient Greek Novel, or, Gliding in Phantasmagoric Chains of Metonymy

Bird, Graeme,

Bollack, Jean,

Bonifazi, Anna,
Drops of Poetry, Drops of Music: Performing as Weeping

Calame, Claude,
From Greek Lyric to Rap Song: A New Swiss Sappho? (An Impertinent Comparison)

Clark, Matthew,
Hyrnetho and the Dark Age of Greek Myth

Crane, Gregory,
Greek, Latin and a Global Dialogue among Civilizations

Davidson, Olga,
Women’s Lamentations and the Ethics of War

Detienne, Marcel,
Les Grecs en Amazonie. Un aller-retour de Claude Lévi-Strauss

Dova, Stamatia,
“Kind Like a Father”: On Mentors and Kings in the Odyssey

Dué, Casey, and Mary Ebbott,
Homeric Scholia and the Multitextuality of the Iliad

Easterling, Pat,
Getting to Grips with the Oracles: Oedipus at Colonus

Edmunds, Lowell,
Deixis and Everyday Expressions in Alcaeus frs. 128 V and 130b V

Edmunds, Susan T.,
Picturing Homeric Weaving

Elmer, David F.
Orestes in Skopje: The Macedonian Oresteia of Milcho Manchevski

Emanuel, Jeffrey P.,
Cretan Lie and Historical Truth: Examining Odysseus’ Raid on Egypt in its Late Bronze Age Context

Ferrari, Gloria,
The Tyranny of Eros in Thucydides’ History

Figueira, Thomas,
The Aiakidai, the Herald-less War, and Salamis

Filos, Claudia,
Steadfast in a Multiform Tradition: émpedos and asphalḗs in Homer and Beyond

Frame, Douglas,
New Light on the Homeric Question: The Phaeacians Unmasked

Freedman, Danielle Arnold,

García Ramón, José L.
Anthroponymica Mycenaea: e-ti-me-de-i (dat.)/hEnti-mēdēs/ ‘(the one) who accomplished his plans’, Homeric ἐξήνυσε βουλάς

Georgoudi, Stella,
À propos de l’image du chien “carnassier” en Grèce et de la théorie de l’animal “impur”

Hart, Laurie,
Pictures at a Transboundary Basilica

Herda, Alexander,
Soul and Kosmos. Menelaos and the Shield of Euphorbos in Didyma

Hollmann, Alexander,
Drawings by Alexander Hollmann

Hopman, Marianne,
Monsters in Performance

Jenkins, Thomas E.,
The Concept of the Multimedia Hero in Greek Civilization

Judet de La Combe, Pierre,
La crise selon l’Iliade

Kazansky, Nikolai N.,
The Evidence for Lycian in the Linear A Syllabary (186 KB PDF download)

Kellogg, Jennifer,
George Seferis and Homer’s Light

Kim, Soo-Young,
The Summer Before Austerity (June 2010): The Everyday of a Crisis in the Making

Kouklanakis, Andrea,
Finismundo: The Last Voyage (Finismundo: A Última Viagem)

Labrique, Françoise, and Ioanna Papadopoulou,
Les déesses au métier : Isis et Perséphone tisserandes

Lafis, Zoie,
Voice of the Shuttle

Lentini, Giuseppe,
Refusing an Odyssean Destiny: The End of the Iliad and the Kleos of Achilles

Levaniouk, Olga,
Sky-Blue Flower: Songs of the Bride in Modern Russia and Ancient Greece

Lowry, Edward,
Iliad 6.201: Did Bellerophon Wander Blindly?

Martin, Richard P.,
The senses of an ending: myth, ritual, and poetic exodia in performance

Martin,Thomas R.,
The Nature of the “Noble Man” (γενναῖος ἀνήρ) for Alexander the Great, the “Man Who Loved Homer” (φιλόμηρος)

McGrath, Kevin,
Heroic K: Portrait of a Charioteer

McLane, Maureen N.,
G-R-E-G-0-R-Y N-A-G-Y

McMurray, Peter
Fathers and Sons; or, Recalling the Sound of Time

Mitchell, Steven,
Heroic Legend and Onomastics: Hálfs saga, Das Hildebrandslied and the Listerby Stones

Muellner, Leonard,
A Poetic Etymology of Pietas in the Aeneid

Nagy, Antonia,
My Daddy

Nagy, Blaise, Michael, and Joseph,
Tribute to Our Bátyánk

Nagy, Laszlo,
Remarks on Gregory Nagy at age 70

Nagy, Lizzie,

Nikkanen, Anita,
A Note on Memory and Reciprocity in Homer’s Odyssey

Olson, Robin,
Chicken Paprikás with Nokedli

Pache, Corinne,
“Dream Maker and Heart Breaker” – Engendering Epic in Kings

Panou, Nikos,
Pre-Phanariot Satire in the Danubian Principalities: Τὸ ἀχούρι and Its Author

Peponi, Anastasia-Erasmia,
The Song Flowing in my Veins: A Note on Choral Voice

Petropoulos, J.C.B. (Yiannis),
A Misunderstood Ancient Wedding-Song, or Two

Part II: “The Cicadas”

Power, Timothy,
A Piping Odysseus in Ptolemy the Quail

Raphals, Lisa,
Delphic Oracle Spreadsheet

Rauf, Ginan,

Reichl, Karl,
Lying or Blaspheming? Problems in the Translation of Oral Epics

Roth, Catharine P.,
Ada Sara Adler: The Greatest Woman Philologist Who Ever Lived

Rousseau, Phillipe,
Le nom de Diomède

Sacks, Richard,
Odysseus Traditions and the τέλος of the Odyssey

Schur, David,
The Epic Sound

Sinos, Dale,
A Letter from Dale Sinos

Slatkin, Laura,
Notes toward a Traffic in Catalogues

Smith, D. N., and C.W. Blackwell
Four URLs, Limitless Apps: Separation of Concerns in the Homer Multitext Architecture

Smoot, Guy,
Did the Helen of the Homeric Odyssey ever go to Troy?

Snodgrass, Anthony,
Homer and the Aegean Prehistorian

Stavrakopoulou, Anna, (with translations by Julia Dubnoff)
Selected Poems from the collection BABEL FOR TWO

Sullivan, Michael B.,
Virgil’s Erato and the Fate of Aeneas

Sultan, Nancy,
Jacqueline Kennedy and the Classical Ideal

Taylor, Michael W.,
“An Athenian in the American Civil War”: Looking Back on The Tyrant Slayers, A Memoir and Reflection after 37 Years

Travis, Roger,
Epic Life: A Return to Nagy (in Game Studies)

Tueller, Mike,
Graveside Irony in the Iliad

Vidan, Aida
Patterns of Transmission: Mothers and Daughters in the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature

Walsh, Thomas R.,
The Literary Value of the Homeric Work of G. Nagy

Wyrick, Jed,
Typological Composition and Historia ex vaticinio: The Assyrian Prophecies of Isaiah and the Book of Judith