Posts Tagged by lament
Ch’unhyang—typological comparisons from late-Chosŏn Korean song culture and modern Korean film culture
|August 29, 2018||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H||
2018.08.29 | By Gregory Nagy
§0. I focus here on two clips that I could describe as “lament-by-premonition” and “lament during moments of excruciating pain.” These clips will both involve a kind of comparison that is known as “typological.” Here is a working definition from H24H 3§11… typological comparison is a kind of comparative method that has to do with the study of parallelisms between structures as structures pure and simple, without any presuppositions. Such a mode of comparison is especially useful in fields like linguistics: comparing parallel structures in languages—even if the given languages are unrelated to each other—is a proven way of enhancing one’s overall understanding of the linguistic structures being compared. In what follows, I will not be doing any linguistic comparisons, however. Instead, I will simply be comparing art forms as they exist in two historically unrelated cultures, ancient/medieval/modern Greek and late-Chosŏn/modern Korean.
|October 29, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H, HeroesX|
In this posting, I show the thinking that went into a self-evaluation exercise that I had put together for “Heroes X.” In putting together the wording for this exercise as I wrote it in 2013, I was thinking of things that never made it into the book version. So, my thinking about Iliad 18.54–56 is being shared here in public for the very first time.
|June 17, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
In Odyssey 8, Odysseus sheds tears both times when he hears the two songs of Demodokos about the Trojan War, paraphrased at verses 72–83 and 487–498. As I argued in what I posted for 2015.06.10, Odysseus is weeping because he recognizes that the stories told in these songs are signals of a sorrow felt by himself and even by Achilles.
|June 10, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, HeroesX|
This posting of 2015.06.10 continues from where I left off in the posting of 2015.06.03, where I was focusing on the audience’s reception of the first song of Demodokos. The song, as we saw, is paraphrased at verses 72–83 of Odyssey 8; and the reception, as we also saw, is described at verses 83–92, which I translated and analyzed in the previous post.
|March 6, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H||
In the Homeric Iliad, Andromache is shown in the act of singing three songs of lamentation. Each one of these songs, as “quoted” by the narrative of Homeric poetry, can be considered a masterpiece of lament. You will find these three songs at: (1) Iliad 6.407–439 (2) Iliad 22.477–514 (3) Iliad 24.725–745 In my book The Ancient Greek Hero […]