Gregory Nagy

Stitching together the Lelantine War

2018.06.06 | By Natasha Bershadsky, Andrea Debiasi, Douglas Frame, and Gregory Nagy In the following representation of an email conversation that took place May 6 – June 2, 2018, Natasha Bershadsky, Gregory Nagy, Douglas Frame, and Andrea Debiasi engage in an intergenerational exchange of research, debating the vexed question of the nature of the Lelantine War, working out its connections with the Samian epic The Sack of Oikhalia and with… Read more

What GN owes OMD

2018.02.14 (formally presented 2018.02.11) | By Gregory Nagy This posting of 2018.02.14, on Valentine's Day, marks the third anniversary of Classical Inquiries, which began with a posting that dates from 2015.02.14, Valentine's Day three years ago. The author of the present posting has received permission from Niloofar Fotouhi, editor-in-chief of, to replicate his contribution to that online publication celebrating the 66th birthday of Olga M. Davidson. The title of… Read more

Draft of a declaration by the founding authors of A Homer commentary in progress

2017.11.12 / updated 2018.08.24 and 2020.01.19 | By Gregory Nagy This draft of mine is meant as a first step leading toward a more formal declaration shared by the three founding authors of A Homer commentary in progress: Douglas Frame, Leonard Muellner, Gregory Nagy. The signatures for our joint declaration are represented by thumbnail images of the covers for three books of ours centering on Homer. The books are listed… Read more

Previewing a concise inventory of Greek etymologies, Part 3

2016.06.10 | By Olga Levaniouk In his posting of 2016.01.15, Gregory Nagy previewed A concise inventory of Greek etymologies (CIGE), to be edited by me and to be published by the Center for Hellenic Studies ( in the online journal named Classics@, Issue 18. This first preview was followed by another one, by myself, in a posting of 2016.01.31. Both previews included a sample of entries that will feature in… Read more