A List of Online Short Writings by Gregory Nagy

Listed In Alphabetical Order

Achilles and Patroklos as Models for the Twinning of Identity.” A pre-printed and pre-edited online version; a final printed version, published 2022, appeared in Gemini and the Sacred: Twins and Twinship in Religion and Myth, ed. Kimberley C. Patton, pp. 268–288. Bloomsbury Academic Publishers. https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/gemini-and-the-sacred-9781848859319/.

The Aeolic Component in Homeric Diction.”
Expanded online edition of an article originally published in 2011 in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, ed. S. W. Jamison, H.C. Melchert, B. Vine, 133–179. Bremen 2011. Copyright, Ute Hempen Verlag.

Alcaeus in Sacred Space.”
Originally published in Tradizione e innovazione nella cultura greca da Omero all’ età ellenistica: Scritti in onore di Bruno Gentili, ed. R. Pretagostini, vol. 1, 221–225. Rome 1993.

Ancient Greek Elegy.”
Originally published in 2010 in The Oxford Handbook of the Elegy, ed. Karen Weisman, 13-45. Oxford 2010. Copyright, Oxford University Press. Published here by permission of the editor.

An Apobatic Moment for Achilles as Athlete at the Festival of the Panathenaia.”
Originally published in ΙΜΕΡΟΣ 5.1 (2005) 311-317. Creative Commons License 3.0.

Asopos and his Multiple Daughters: Traces of Preclassical Epic in the Aeginetan Odes of Pindar.”
Online version of Chapter 1 of Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry. Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC, ed. David Fearn, 41–78. Oxford 2011. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

Comments on Plutarch’s Essay On Isis and Osiris.”
This ‘born digital’ commentary is currently in its 6th edition.

Convergences and divergences between god and hero in the Mnesiepes Inscription of Paros.”
Originally published in Archilochus and his Age II, ed. D. Katsonopoulou, I. Petropoulos, S. Katsarou, 259-265. Athens 2008.

Copies and Models in Horace Odes 4.1 and 4.2.”
Originally published in Classical World 87 (1994) 415–426. This online version features translations of the quoted Latin and Greek, and a few additional observations.

The Delian Maidens and their Relevance to Choral Mimesis in Classical Drama.”
Originally published as Chapter 10 in Choral Mediations in Greek Tragedy, ed. R. Gagné and M. G. Hopman, 227–256. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Diachronic Homer and a Cretan Odyssey.”
Portions of this essay originally appeared  in Classical Inquiries. It was published in its entirety in Oral Tradition 31/1 (2017) 3–50, https://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/31i/volume-31-issue-1/. It is made available here by permission of the editor of Oral Tradition.

Diachrony and the case of Aesop.”
Originally published 2011 in Classics@ 9: Defense Mechanisms in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Classical Studies and Beyond.

On Dialectal Anomalies in Pylian Texts.”
2011 online edition of an article that originally appeared in Atti e memorie del 1o congresso internazionale di micenologia, v. 2 (=Incunabula Graeca 25[2] (1968), 663–679. Creative Commons License 3.0.

Did Sappho and Alcaeus Ever Meet?”
2009 revised and corrected second edition of an article that originally appeared in Literatur und Religion I. Wege zu einer mythisch–rituellen Poetik bei den Griechen, ed. A. Bierl, R. Lämmle, K. Wesselmann, 211–269. Basiliensia – MythosEikonPoiesis, vol. 1.1. Berlin / New York 2007. Copyright, de Gruyter / Saur.

Different ways of expressing the idea of historiā in the prose of Herodotus and Thucydides.”
Preprint draft of an article published in Pushing the Boundaries of Historia, ed. Mary C. English and Lee Fratantuono, 7–12. London and New York 2018. Made available online by permission of the editors.

‘Dream of a Shade’: Refractions of Epic Vision in Pindar’s Pythian 8 and Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes.”
2012 online version of an article that originally appeared in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 100 (2000) 97–118. Published here by permission of Harvard University Press. Copyright, Harvard University Press.

The Earliest Phases in the Reception of the Homeric Hymns.”
Online version of the printed publication in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays, ed. Andrew Faulkner, 280–333. Oxford 2011. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

2010 online version of an essay that originally appeared as Chapter 1 of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature, ed. R. Eldridge, 19–44. Oxford 2009. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

The Epic Hero.”
2006 online second edition of an article that orginially appeared in A Companion to Ancient Epic, ed. J. M. Foley, 71–89. Malden and Oxford 2005.

The fire ritual of the Iguvine Tables: Facing a central problem in the study of ritual language.”
Online second edition 2015 of an essay originally published in Classical World 100 (2007) 151–157, 10.1353/clw.2007.0017. Copyright for first edition, Classical Association of the Atlantic States.

Foreword to Born of the Earth: Myth and Politics in Athens, by Nicole Loraux. Trans. Selina Stewart. Ithaca 2000. Copyright, Cornell University Press.

Foreword to Mothers in Mourning, by Nicole Loraux. Trans. Corinne Pache. Ithaca 1998. Copyright, Cornell University Press.

The Fragmentary Muse and the Poetics of Refraction in Sappho, Sophocles, Offenbach.”
2010 second expanded online edition of an article that originally appeared in Theater des Fragments: Performative Strategien im Theater zwischen Antike und Postmoderne, ed. A. Bierl, G. Siegmund, Ch. Meneghetti, C. Schuster, 69–102. Bielefeld 2009. Creative Commons License 3.0.

Genre and Occasion.”
Online version of an article originally published in Métis: Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens 9–10 (1994) 11–25. Copyright, Centre Louis Gernet. https://www.persee.fr/doc/metis_1105-2201_1994_num_9_1_1008.

Genre, Occasion, and Choral Mimesis Revisited—with special reference to the ‘newest Sappho’.”
A preprint online version, originally published in Classical Inquiries, of a chapter in The Genres of Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry: Theories and Models, ed. Leslie Kurke, Margaret Foster, Naomi Weiss, 31–54 = Part 1, “Keynote Address.” Mnemosyne Supplements 428. Vol. 4 of Studies in Archaic and Classical Greek Song. Leiden and Boston 2019. https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004412590/BP000003.xml. Open Access.

Herodotus and the Logioi of the Persians.”
Online version of an article originally published in No Tapping around Philology: A Festschrift in Honor of Wheeler McIntosh Thackston Jr.’s 70th Birthday, ed. A. Korangy and D. J. Sheffield, 185–191. Wiesbaden 2014.

Herodotus on queens and courtesans of Egypt.”
Originally published in Herodotus: Narrator, Scientist, Historian, ed. Ewen Bowie, 109–122. Trends in Classics 59. Berlin 2018. It is published here with permission of de Gruyter.

Hesiod and the Ancient Biographical Traditions.”
Originally published in The Brill Companion to Hesiod, ed. F. Montanari, A. Rengakos, and Ch. Tsagalis, 271–311. Leiden 2009. Copyright, Brill.

The Homer Multitext Project.”
Originally published in Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come. Proceedings of the Mellon Foundation Online Humanities Conference at the University of Virginia March 26-28, 2010, ed. J. McGann with A. Stauffer, D. Wheeles, and M. Pickard, 87–112. Houston: Rice University Press, 2010. Creative Commons License 3.0.

Homer and Greek Myth.”
2008 online second edition of an article that originally appeared in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology, ed. R. D. Woodard, 52–82. Cambridge 2007. Copyright, Cambridge University Press.

Homer as Model for The Ancient Library: Metaphors of Corpus and Cosmos.”
English version of an essay originally published as “Homère comme modèle classique pour la bibliothèque antique : les métaphores du corpus et du cosmos,” Des Alexandries I. Du livre au texte, ed. Luce Giard and Christian Jacob, 149–161. Paris 2001.

Homeric Echoes in Posidippus.”
Originally published 2004 as chapter 5 of Labored in Papyrus Leaves: Perspectives on an Epigram Collection Attributed to Posidippus (P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309), ed. B. Acosta-Hughes, E. Kosmetatou, and M. Baumbach. Hellenic Studies 2. Cambridge, MA, and Washington, DC.

Homeric Poetry and Problems of Multiformity: The ‘Panathenaic Bottleneck’.”
Originally published in Classical Philology 96 (2001) 109–119. Copyright, University of Chicago Press.

Hymnic Elements in Empedocles.”
Online English-language version of an essay originally printed in French in Revue de Philosophie Ancienne 24 (2006) 51–62.

The idea of an archetype in texts stemming from the empire founded by Cyrus.”
Originally published as Chapter 14 of The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass, ed. John Bintliff and Keith Rutter, 337–357. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. It appears here 6 months after the print publication by agreement with University of Edinburgh Press.

The Idea of the Library as a Classical Model for European Culture.”
Originally published in Europa e Cultura, Seminário Internacional, Maio de 1998, by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon 2001) 275–281. Copyright, Gulbenkian Foundation.

Greek Literature: Introductions and Suggested Bibliographies.
From Greek Literature, ed. Gregory Nagy, 9 vols. Routledge, New York, 2001. Copyright, Routledge.

Language and Meter.”
Online second edition of an article originally published 2010 as Chapter 25 of A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language, ed. E. J. Bakker, 370–387. Copyright, Blackwell.

The Library of Pergamon as a Classical Model.”
Originally published 1998 in Pergamon: Citadel of the Gods (ed. H. Koester) 185–232. Harvard Theological Studies 46.

Lyric and Greek Myth.”
2008 online second edition of an article that originally appeared in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology, ed. R. D. Woodard (Cambridge University Press 2007) 52–82. Copyright, Cambridge University Press.

The meaning of homoios (ὁμοῖος) in verse 27 of the Hesiodic Theogony and elsewhere.”
Originally published in Allusion, Authority, and Truth: Critical Perspectives on Greek Poetic and Rhetorical Praxis, ed. Phillip Mitsis and Christos Tsagalis (Trends in Classics vol. 7; Berlin and New York 2010) 153–167. Copyright 2010, de Gruyter.

The ‘New Sappho’ Reconsidered in the Light of the Athenian Reception of Sappho.”
This article was originally published March 11, 2011 in the online journal Classics@ Volume 4, ed. Ellen Greene and Marilyn Skinner; the original version is here.

Observations on Greek dialects in the late second millennium BCE.”
English- and Greek-language versions of a lecture delivered 2011.04.06 to the Academy of Athens. The lecture was published 2011 in Proceedings of the Academy of Athens 86.2:81–96. It is republished here with the permission of the Academy.

Oral Traditions, Written Texts, and Questions of Authorship.”
Originally published 2015 in The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception: A Companion, ed. Marco Fantuzzi and Christos Tsagalis, 59-77. Cambridge. Published here with the permission of Cambridge University Press.

Orality and Literacy.”
Originally published in the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, ed. T. O. Sloane (Oxford 2001) 532–538. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

Performance and Text in Ancient Greece.”
2010 online expanded edition of an essay that originally appeared as Chapter 34 in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies, ed. G. Boys-Stones, B. Graziosi, and P. Vasunia (Oxford 2009) 417-431. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

Poetics of Fragmentation in the Athyr Poem of C. P. Cavafy.”
Originally published in Imagination and Logos: Essays on C. P. Cavafy, ed. Panagiotis Roilos, 265–272. Cambridge, MA 2010. Published here by permission of the Department of Classics, Harvard University.

Poetics of Repetition in Homer.”
2012 online edition of an article that was originally published in 2004 as Chapter 7 of Greek Ritual Poetics, ed. D. Yatromanolakis and P. Roilos, 139–148. Hellenic Studies 3. Cambridge, MA and Washington, DC. Copyright, Center for Hellenic Studies.

A poetics of sisterly affect in the Brothers Song and in other songs of Sappho.”
Expanded online version, 2015, of a a shorter version printed 2016 in The Newest Sappho (P. Obbink and P. GC Inv. 105, frs. 1-5), ed. Anton Bierl and André Lardinois, 449–492. Leiden 2015. Copyright, Brill.

Reading Bakhtin Reading the Classics: An Epic Fate for Conveyors of the Heroic Past.”
Originally published in Bakhtin and the Classics, ed. R. B. Branham (Evanston, IL 2002) 71–96. Copyright, Northwestern University Press.

Reading Greek Poetry Aloud: Evidence from the Bacchylides Papyri.”
Originally published 2000 in Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 64:7–28.

Review (part I) of M. L. West’s Indo-European Poetry and Myth (Oxford 2007).”
Originally published in Indo-European Studies Bulletin 13 (2008) 60–65. Copyright, Institute for the Study of Man.

Review (part II) of M. L. West, Indo-European Poetry and Myth (Oxford 2007).”
Expanded and revised online version of a review first published in Classical Review 60 (2010) 333–338.

Review of Robin Lane Fox, Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer (Allen Lane 2008).”
First draft of a review later published in Journal of Hellenic Studies 131 (2011) 166–169. Published here by permission of the author under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

Review of Writing Homer. A study based on results from modern fieldwork, by Minna Skafte Jensen.”
Online edition of a review first published in Gnomon 86 (2014) 97–101. Copyright, C.H. Beck.

A ritualized rethinking of what it meant to be ‘European’ for ancient Greeks of the post-heroic age: evidence from the Heroikos of Philostratus.”
Originally published 2018 as chapter 12 of Thinking the Greeks: A Volume in Honour of James M. Redfield, ed. Bruce M. King and Lillian Doherty, 173–187. It has been made available by permission of Routledge Publishers.

A Sampling of Comments on the Iliad and Odyssey.”
This 2017 “born digital” commentary is a revised edition of a series of posts that originally appeared in Classical Inquiries between June 9, 2016  and August 31, 2017.

A second look at a possible Mycenaean reflex in Homer: phorēnai.”
Online second edition 03.01.2015, of an article originally published 1994-1995 as “A Mycenaean reflex in Homer: phorēnai” (Nagy 1994-1995), Minos 29-30 (1994–1995) 171-175. The new edition contains in the first part the full text of the original with corrections, as well as a newly added second part. The paragraphs have been numbered and the footnotes have been reorganized.

A Second Look at the Poetics of Re-enactment in Ode 13 of Bacchylides.”
Originally published 2011 in Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and Dissemination, ed. L. Athanassaki and E. L. Bowie, 173-206. Berlin. Copyright, De Gruyter.

The Sign of the Hero: A Prologue to the Heroikos of Philostratus.”
Originally published in Flavius Philostratus, Heroikos, ed. J. K. Berenson Maclean and E. B. Aitken (Atlanta 2001) xv-xxxv. Copyright, Society for Biblical Literature.

Signs of Hero Cult in Homeric Poetry.”
Originally published in Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry, ed. F. Montanari, A. Rengakos, and C. Tsagalis, 27–71. Trends in Classics Supplementary Volume 12. Berlin and Boston. Copyright, De Gruyter 2012.

The Subjectivity of Fear as Reflected in Ancient Greek Wording.”
Originally published in Dialogues 5 (2010) 29–45. Published here under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

Theognis and Megara: A Poet’s Vision of his City.”
In Theognis of Megara: Poetry and the Polis (ed. Thomas J. Figueira and Gregory Nagy; Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press 1985) 22-81. Copyright, Johns Hopkins University.

Things said and not said in a ritual text: Iguvine Tables Ib 10-16 / VIb 48-53.”
A printed version of this article appears in Miscellanea Indogermanica. Vol. 154, Festschrift für José Luis García Ramón, ed. I. Hajnal, D. Kölligan, and K. Zipser, 509–549. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 154. Innsbruck 2017. The online version has been published with the permission of the editors.

Transformations of Choral Lyric Traditions in the Context of Athenian State Theater.”
Originally published in Arion 3 (1994/5) 41–55. Copyright, Trustees of Boston University.

Transmission of Archaic Greek Sympotic Songs: From Lesbos to Alexandria.”
Originally published in Critical Inquiry 31 (2004) 26–48. Copyright, University of Chicago Press.

Virgil’s verse invitus, regina … and its poetic antecedents.”
Originally published in More modoque: Die Wurzeln der europäischen Kultur und deren Rezeption im Orient und Okzident. Festschrift für Miklós Maróth zum siebzigsten Geburtstag, ed. P. Fodor, Gy. Mayer, M. Monostori, K. Szovák, L. Takács, 155-165. Budapest 2013.

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