Olga M. Davidson

Thinking comparatively about Greek mythology I, Hēraklēs as athlete

2019.07.26 | By Gregory Nagy §0. There is no single way to think comparatively about mythology—or about anything else. And Greek mythology is surely no exception. In my own work on mythology in general and on Greek mythology in particular, I have found it useful to apply—and to integrate—three different comparative methods: (1) typological, (2) genealogical, and (3) historical. For definitions and explanations of these terms, I cite §§3–6 of… 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 TheHollyfest.org, to replicate his contribution to that online publication celebrating the 66th birthday of Olga M. Davidson. The title of… Read more