Recently, Gregory Nagy joined the CHS community for a discussion on the songmaking of Sappho. The conversation focused on Song 44 of Sappho, which has been significant to Nagy’s research over the past forty-two years. Watch below as Nagy fields questions from our community members and discusses his affinity to this fascinating song of Sappho.
For more from professor Nagy on Song 44 of Sappho, as well as on Homeric poetry, read:
Nagy, Gregory “Song 44 of Sappho revisited: what is ‘oral’ about the text of this song?” Classical Inquiries2016.08.31
Nagy, Gregory “Song 44 of Sappho and the Role of Women in the Making of Epic” Classical Inquiries2015.02.27
You can also read online all the published books mentioned in this discussion:
Nagy, Gregory. Comparative Studies in Greek and Indic Meter, available online at CHS
Nagy, Gregory. 1979. The Best of the Achaeans, available online at CHS, second edition 1999
Nagy, Gregory. 2013. The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013, available online at CHS