Posts Tagged by Odysseus
|May 1, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
The date for my putting together a posting for this week, 2015.04.30, coincides with the date of a special day set aside for celebrating the life and accomplishments of Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, whose premature death on 2014.06.14 deeply saddened me as her friend, colleague, and former teacher. But this day of celebration, at McGill University in Montréal, gives me the happy opportunity to tell about Professor Aitken’s research.
Who is the best of heroes, Achilles or Odysseus? And which is the best of epics, the Iliad or the Odyssey?
|April 10, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
§1. In H24H, I speak about the complementarity of the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey in foregrounding respectively Achilles and Odysseus as the best hero among all the Achaeans who came to fight in the Trojan War. (In this context, the ‘Achaeans’ are the Homeric prototypes of the historical Greeks, also known as ‘Argives’ and ‘Danaans’.) […]