Rhapsody 11

A sampling of comments on Odyssey Rhapsody 11

2017.06.08 / updated 2018.10.08 | By Gregory Nagy The encounter of Odysseus with the seer Teiresias in Hādēs is a mystical experience that defines the hero of the Odyssey in a new way: Odysseus now learns that he will have a homecoming that leads to a most startling discovery of his own self as a cult hero in the making. [[GN 2017.06.08.]] Read more

A sampling of comments on Iliad Rhapsody 11

2016.09.27 / updated 2018.09.11 | By Gregory Nagy Rhapsody 11 marks the point in the Iliad where Patroklos is drawn into a fatal pattern of impersonating Achilles. Pivotal is the story that Patroklos hears from the old hero Nestor. My comments here on Iliad 11 work around Nestor’s story at I.11.670–803 as analyzed in the book Hippota Nestor by Douglas Frame, 2009:105–130. Read more