Posts Tagged by Rhapsody 6
|May 4, 2017||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy|
2017.05.04 | By Gregory Nagy
Nausicaa, princess of the Phaeacians, makes her appearance as a potential but unattainable love-interest for Odysseus—and as a delight for all who find themselves irresistibly drawn into the story of her girlish but principled encounter with the enthralled hero.
|August 4, 2016||By Gregory Nagy listed under Homer commentary|
2016.08.04 | By Gregory Nagy
A high point here in Rhapsody 6 is a tearful scene of farewell for Andromache and Hector. The loving wife will never again see her husband alive. The scene is justly admired for its artistic portrayal of this tragically doomed couple, but the verbal artistry extends even further: also to be most admired here is the remarkable precision of poetic language in representing lament as it was actually performed in ancient Greek song culture.