Rhapsody 2

A sampling of comments on Odyssey Rhapsody 2

2017.03.09 / updated 2018.10.06 | By Gregory Nagy The mentoring of Telemachus by Athena continues. First the goddess was Méntēs. Now she will become Méntōr to the young hero. Through the mentorship of the goddess, Telemachus modulates into mental connectivity: he will no longer be disconnected from the epic legacy of his father. As he boards the ship that will take him to Pylos, he is ready to connect with… Read more

A sampling of comments on Iliad Rhapsody 2

2016.07.01 / updated 2018.08.16 | By Gregory Nagy The narrative of Rhapsody 2 now follows up on the dire consequences of the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon as narrated in Rhapsody 1. Achilles has already withdrawn from the war because of his anger. So, now that this greatest hero of the Achaeans is out of the picture, what will happen next? How will the absence of Achilles affect the story… Read more