Posts Tagged by Odysseus
|September 28, 2016||By Keith Stone listed under Guest Post|
2016.09.28 | By Keith Stone
Why does the epic narrative allow Telemakhos, whom it shows on a quest to connect with his father, to remain emotionally unaffected by the stories about Odysseus that he hears from Helen and Menelaos in Odyssey 4?
|June 3, 2016||By Douglas Frame listed under Guest Post|
An exploration of of the relevance of Odysseus’s words about kingship, shared with the Hesiodic Theogony, to the Ionian setting of Homeric poetry.
Just to look at all the shining bronze here, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven: Seeing bronze in the ancient Greek world
|February 18, 2016||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy|
In Odyssey 4, as soon as the young hero Telemachus arrives as a visitor to Sparta, home of king Menelaos and his queen Helen, he feasts his eyes on all the shining splendor of their royal palace. As he takes it all in, he cannot resist saying out loud that he has never before seen anything quite so dazzling. My essay here is about the visual power of bronze as it works its way into the imagination of ancient Greek verbal as well as visual art.
|February 11, 2016||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy|
In the verbal art of Homeric poetry, we find two passages where Homer actually says that he has something on his mind. The first something is the good ship Argo in Odyssey 12.70 and the second something is the hero Odysseus himself in Odyssey 9.10.
|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.
|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.