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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 {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