Philetas of Cos

A scenario for exchanges of comments on a planned monograph about the ancient reception of Sappho

2019.03.08 | By Gregory Nagy As the title of this posting for 2019.03.08 indicates, I am planning to produce a monograph about the ancient reception of Sappho, and part of the plan is to organize a system for exchanging comments about this monograph, the text of which is I think not yet ready for publication in print. In this posting, I attempt to get the conversation started by making selected… Read more

Homo ludens at play with the songs of Sappho: Experiments in comparative reception theory, Essay Four

2019.01.31 | By Gregory Nagy This posting for 2019.01.31 is Essay Four of a long-term project that started with Part One at 2019.01.08 and continued with Essay Two at 2019.01.16 and with Essay Three at 2019.01.25. The numbering of my paragraphs here in Essay Four continues from §64 of Essay Three, which had continued from §51 of Essay Two, which had continued from §33 of Essay One. In Essay Four,… Read more

Homo ludens at play with the songs of Sappho: Experiments in comparative reception theory, Essay Three

2019.01.25 | By Gregory Nagy This posting for 2019.01.24 is Essay Three of a long-term project that started with Essay One at 2019.01.08 and continued with Essay Two at 2019.01.16. The numbering of my paragraphs here in Essay Three continues from where I left off at the concluding paragraph §52 of Essay Two, which had continued from where I had left off at the concluding paragraph §33 of Essay One.… Read more

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