lyric poetry

A personal checklist of memorable wordings in Parts I and II of Richard P. Martin’s Mythologizing Performance

2019.04.12 | By Gregory Nagy §0. In an earlier posting, Classical Inquiries 2017.12.09, I have already expressed the intellectual debt I owe to Richard P. Martin’s book, Mythologizing Performance (Cornell University Press 2018). In the present posting, I follow up with a checklist of memorable wordings culled from Parts I and II of Martin’s book, to be followed in a later posting by a complementary checklist for Parts III and IV.… Read more

Previewing an essay on the shaping of the Lyric Canon in Athens

2018.12.06 | By Gregory Nagy The printed version of the essay that is mentioned in the title here is forthcoming as Chapter 4 in a book edited by Bruno Currie and Ian Rutherford, the title of which is The Reception of Greek Lyric Poetry 600BC–AD400, to appear in 2019. The title of my chapter for the book is “On the Shaping of the Lyric Canon in Athens.” Epitomized here is… Read more