Pausanias 9.22.3, on Corinna and Pindar

2022.05.09 | By Gregory Nagy §0. What Pausanias says here about the status of Corinna as a lyric poet helps explain the non-canonical status of this poetic figure in contrast to the canonical status of Pindar. The contrast has to do with the dialects of Corinna and of Pindar as… Read more

Pausanias 9.23.2–4, on the tomb of Pindar

2022.05.02 | By Gregory Nagy §0. The three paragraphs of Pausanias that I quote and translate here are relevant to my ongoing research on the hero cults of poets. In that research, I took note of a traditional idea that is typical of such hero cults. The idea is this: poets as… Read more