Rhapsody 6

A sampling of comments on Odyssey Rhapsody 6

2017.05.04 / updated 2018.10.07 | 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. Read more

A sampling of comments on Iliad Rhapsody 6

2016.08.04 / updated 2018.09.08 | 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… Read more