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Pausanias 9.22.3, on Corinna and Pindar

2022.05.09 | By Gregory Nagy {9.22.3} Κορίννης δέ, ἣ μόνη δὴ ἐν Τανάγρᾳ ᾄσματα ἐποίησε, ταύτης ἔστι μὲν μνῆμα ἐν περιφανεῖ τῆς πόλεως, ἔστι δὲ ἐν τῷ γυμνασίῳ γραφή, ταινίᾳ τὴν κεφαλὴν ἡ Κόριννα ἀναδουμένη τῆς νίκης ἕνεκα ἣν Πίνδαρον ᾄσματι ἐνίκησεν ἐν Θήβαις. φαίνεται δέ μοι νικῆσαι τῆς διαλέκτου… Read more

Pausanias 9.23.2–4, on the tomb of Pindar

2022.05.02 | By Gregory Nagy {9.23.2}  ὑπερβάντι δὲ τοῦ σταδίου τὰ ἐν δεξιᾷ δρόμος ἵππων καὶ ἐν αὐτῷ Πινδάρου μνῆμά ἐστι. Πίνδαρον δὲ ἡλικίαν ὄντα νεανίσκον καὶ ἰόντα ἐς Θεσπιὰς [θέρους] ὥρᾳ καύματος περὶ μεσοῦσαν μάλιστα ἡμέραν κόπος καὶ ὕπνος ἀπ’ αὐτοῦ κατελάμβανεν· ὁ μὲν δὴ ὡς εἶχε κατακλίνεται βραχὺ… Read more

بوطیقای تکرار در هومر

گرگوری ناژ برگردان فارسی: فرنوش شمسیان1 What follows is a Persian translation of Gregory Nagy’s “Poetics of Repetition in Homer” by Farnoosh Shamsian. The article was first published in Greek Ritual Poetics (ed. D. Yatromanolakis and P. Roilos; Cambridge, MA and… Read more

Pausanias 10.12.1–11, Part II: on Sibyls in general

2022.04.25 | By Gregory Nagy [For the Greek text and for my working translation, see Part I.] §0. Here in Part II of my two-part essay on Sibyls as we see them described by Pausanias, I analyze some salient divergences in the details reported by our traveler about various… Read more

Pausanias 10.12.1–11, Part I: on the Sibyls of Delphi and Cumae

2022.04.18 | By Gregory Nagy {10.12.1} πέτρα δέ ἐστιν ἀνίσχουσα ὑπὲρ τῆς γῆς· ἐπὶ ταύτῃ Δελφοὶ στᾶσάν φασιν ᾆσαι τοὺς χρησμοὺς <γυναῖκα> ὄνομα Ἡροφίλην, Σίβυλλαν δὲ ἐπίκλησιν. τὴν <δὲ> πρότερον γενομένην, ταύτην ταῖς μάλιστα ὁμοίως οὖσαν ἀρχαίαν εὕρισκον, ἣν θυγατέρα Ἕλληνες Διὸς καὶ Λαμίας τῆς Ποσειδῶνός φασιν εἶναι, καὶ χρησμούς τε… Read more

Pausanias 5.10.9, on the Labors of Herakles

2022.04.11 | By Gregory Nagy {5.10.9} ἔστι δὲ ἐν Ὀλυμπίᾳ καὶ Ἡρακλέους τὰ πολλὰ τῶν ἔργων. ὑπὲρ μὲν τοῦ ναοῦ πεποίηται τῶν θυρῶν ἡ ἐξ Ἀρκαδίας ἄργα τοῦ ὑὸς καὶ τὰ πρὸς Διομήδην τὸν Θρᾷκα καὶ ἐν Ἐρυθείᾳ πρὸς Γηρυόνην, καὶ Ἄτλαντός τε τὸ φόρημα ἐκδέχεσθαι μέλλων καὶ τῆς κόπρου… Read more

Pausanias 3.25.5–6, on Herakles and Cerberus

2022.04.04 | By Gregory Nagy {3.25.5} ἐποίησαν δὲ Ἑλλήνων τινὲς ὡς Ἡρακλῆς ἀναγάγοι ταύτῃ τοῦ Ἅιδου τὸν κύνα, οὔτε ὑπὸ γῆν ὁδοῦ διὰ τοῦ σπηλαίου φερούσης οὔτε ἕτοιμον ὂν πεισθῆναι θεῶν ὑπόγαιον εἶναί τινα οἴκησιν ἐς ἣν ἀθροίζεσθαι τὰς ψυχάς. ἀλλὰ Ἑκαταῖος μὲν ὁ Μιλήσιος λόγον εὗρεν εἰκότα, ὄφιν φήσας… Read more

Greco-Roman Studies and the Future of Europe

2022.03.19 | Gregory Crane The study of Greco-Roman culture can exert a purposeful and transformative role in Europe’s development of a more just multinational and multiethnic society. This is a topic about which I have thought and on which I have spoken for years. Technology has begun to change the… Read more

Pausanias 5.10.6–8, on the pediments of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia

2022.03.28 | By Gregory Nagy [[For illustrations, I repeat all the images shown in Classical Inquiries 2019.03.22, https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/what-pausanias-saw-when-he-looked-up-at-the-pediments-of-the-temple-of-zeus-in-olympia/. I start by showing an image of the head of “Apollo” in the cover illustration, but then, in the next illustration, right after §0, at the beginning of the commentary, I show the… Read more