Homer the Classic
By (author) Gregory Nagy
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Homer the Classic by Gregory Nagy
Book Description"Homer the Classic" is about the reception of Homeric poetry from the fifth through the first century BCE. The study of this reception is important for understanding not only the all-pervasive literary influence of ancient Greek epic traditions but also the various ways in which these traditions were used by individuals and states to promote their own cultural and political agenda. The aim of this book, which centers on ancient concepts of Homer as the author of a body of poetry that we know as the "Iliad" and "Odyssey", is not to reassess the oral poetic heritage of Homeric poetry but to show how it became a classic in the days of the Athenian empire and later. This volume is one of two book stemming from six "Sather Classical Lectures" given in the spring semester of 2002 at the University of California at Berkeley while the author was teaching there as the Sather Professor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674033269
(229mm x 140mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Publisher: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gregory Nagy
Masterpieces of Metonymy, Paperback (January 2016)
Gregory Nagy analyzes metonymy as a mental process that complements metaphor. If metaphor is a substitution of something unfamilar for something familiar, metonymy connects something familiar with something else already familiar. Nagy offers close readings of over one hundred examples of metonymy in the arts of Greek and other cultures.
Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours, Hardback (July 2013)
The ancient Greeks' concept of "the hero" was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Gregory Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization's roots in Classical literature, a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.
Homer the Preclassic, Hardback (February 2012)
Considers the development of the Homeric poems - in particular "The Iliad" and "Odyssey" - during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. This title traces the evolution of rival 'Homers' and the different versions of Homeric poetry in this pretextual period.
Homer's Text and Language, Hardback (October 2004)» View all books by Gregory Nagy
Shows how the text and language of Homer derive from an oral poetic system.
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Author Biography - Gregory Nagy
Gregory Nagy is Jones Professor of Classical Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University.
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