Posts Tagged by Achilles
|May 27, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
This posting, 2015.05.27, continues where I left off in a previous posting, 2015.04.10. There I translated and then analyzed the text of the first song of Demodokos, contained in verses 72–83 of Odyssey 8, which I described as a micro-epic that refers to the macro-epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
|April 24, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
§1. In Scroll 24 of the Odyssey, we read the words of a dialogue that is taking place in Hades between the ‘ghost’ or psūkhē of Agamemnon and the ‘ghost’ or psūkhē of Achilles. I quote here the lines where the ghost of Agamemnon is describing in his own words the funeral that the […]
Who is the best of heroes, Achilles or Odysseus? And which is the best of epics, the Iliad or the Odyssey?
|April 10, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
§1. In H24H, I speak about the complementarity of the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey in foregrounding respectively Achilles and Odysseus as the best hero among all the Achaeans who came to fight in the Trojan War. (In this context, the ‘Achaeans’ are the Homeric prototypes of the historical Greeks, also known as ‘Argives’ and ‘Danaans’.) […]