By Gregory Nagy

Ancient Greek heroes, athletes, poetry Part I: Twelve Olympian Essays – Essay 6: Reconstructing Indo-European mythological traditions that shaped the role of Hēraklēs as athlete

2022.07.25 | By Gregory Nagy §0. Applying methods of reconstruction as I outlined them in the Excursus of Essay 5, I will now start to reconstruct what I have described as Indo-European mythological traditions that shaped the role of Hēraklēs as an athlete, or, to say it better, the role… Read more

Two essays about the Epic Cycle

2021.11.22 | By Gregory Nagy Fresco from Pylos (close-up of a reconstruction), warrior in chariot, ca. 1350 BCE. Based on Plate 123 in the first edition (1969) of a book by Mabel L. Lang, The Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Western Messenia. Vol. II, The Frescoes (Princeton University Press, paperback… Read more