Posts Tagged by etymology
|January 15, 2016||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy|
Introduction by Gregory Nagy 2016.01.15 to the shape of things to come
The title (or, better, subtitle) in the second line here, just like other titles that sound like this, replicates the wording for the title of a work of science fiction by H. G. Wells (1933). But here the work is not science fiction but science in the European sense of the word.
In the online journal named Classics@, published by the Center for Hellenic Studies (chs.harvard.edu), Issue 18 features a series edited by Olga Levaniouk and entitled A concise inventory of Greek etymologies, abbreviated hereafter as CIGE. [full article here]
|July 22, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
In this posting, I focus on the Greek form Akhaioí, a name translated as ‘Achaeans’. Together with the names Argeîoi and Danaoí, translated respectively as ‘Argives’ and ‘Danaans’, this name Akhaioí refers in Homeric poetry to Greek warriors who lived and died in the epic world of a heroic age. But what does Akhaioí really mean? Or, to put the question in another way, what is the etymology of Akhaioí? [full article here]