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Nagy, Gregory

Works: 121 works in 497 publications in 8 languages and 14,784 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Other, Opponent, Interviewee, Translator
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Most widely held works about Gregory Nagy
Most widely held works by Gregory Nagy
Homer the preclassic by Gregory Nagy( )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer the Classic is about the reception of Homeric poetry from the fifth through the first century BCE. The study of this reception is important for understanding not only the all-pervasive literary influence of ancient Greek epic traditions but also the various ways in which these traditions were used by individuals and states to promote their own cultural and political agenda. The aim of this book, which centers on ancient concepts of Homer as the author of a body of poetry that we know as the Iliad and Odyssey, is not to reassess the oral poetic heritage of Homeric poetry but to show how it became a classic in the days of the Athenian empire and later. This volume is one of two book stemming from six Sather Classical Lectures given in the spring semester of 2002 at the University of California at Berkeley while the author was teaching there as the Sather Professor
The best of the Achaeans : concepts of the hero in Archaic Greek poetry by Gregory Nagy( Book )

50 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite widespread interest in the Greek hero as a cult figure, little was written about the relationship between the cult practices and the portrayals of the hero in poetry. The first edition of The Best of the Achaeans bridged that gap, raising new questions about what could be known or conjectured about Greek heroes. In this revised edition, which features a new preface, Gregory Nagy reconsiders his conclusions in the light of the subsequent debate and resumes his discussion of the special status of heroes in ancient Greek life and poetry. His book remains an engaging introduction both to the concept of the hero in Hellenic civilization and to the poetic forms through which the hero is defined: the Iliad and Odyssey in particular and archaic Greek poetry in general."--Jacket
Homeric questions by Gregory Nagy( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe tong guo bi jiao yu yan xue he ren lei xue shi ye zuo chu de jing shen yan jiu, Zhuo er bu qun di ti chu le yi ge xin de li shi mo xing, Chu se di hui da le<yi li ya te> he<ao de sai> zen me yang, He shi, Zai na li yi ji wei shen me zui zhong bei yi shu mian wen ben xing tai bao cun xia lai, Bing qie liu chuan le liang qian duo nian de yuan you
The ancient Greek hero in 24 hours by Gregory Nagy( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient Greeks' concept of "the hero" was very different from what we understand by the term today, Gregory Nagy argues--and it is only through analyzing their historical contexts that we can truly understand Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and Herakles. In Greek tradition, a hero was a human, male or female, of the remote past, who was endowed with superhuman abilities by virtue of being descended from an immortal god. Despite their mortality, heroes, like the gods, were objects of cult worship. Nagy examines this distinctively religious notion of the hero in its many dimensions, in texts spanning the eighth to fourth centuries BCE: the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; songs of Sappho and Pindar; and dialogues of Plato. All works are presented in English translation, with attention to the subtleties of the original Greek, and are often further illuminated by illustrations taken from Athenian vase paintings. The fifth-century BCE historian Herodotus said that to read Homer is to be a civilized person. In twenty-four installments, based on the Harvard University course Nagy has taught and refined since the late 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours offers an exploration of civilization's roots in the Homeric epics and other Classical literature, a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us today."--Publisher's description
Modern Greek literature : critical essays by Gregory Nagy( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in Modern Greek Literature represent the work of young scholars as they expand the range of approaches to modern Greek literature. The contributors vary in their focus from comparative studies to the study of religion or the literature of diaspora. The theoretical questions that the essays raise address both classic and contemporary debates, from genre explorations to the relationship between literature and national identity. Each contribution to this volume represents a fresh look at Greek literature and opens a distinct pathway for further research and consideration. From this collection will arise innumerable opportunities to gain a newer and deeper understanding of a great literary tradition
Greek mythology and poetics by Gregory Nagy( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeric responses by Gregory Nagy( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than any other classicist, Nagy tries to uncover and explain the brilliance that can come from an oral tradition. ... This is an important contribution to the field of Homeric poetics, more narrowly, and to the study of Greek literature more broadly."--Carol Dougherty, Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College The Homeric Iliad and Odyssey are among the world's foremost epics. Yet, millennia after their composition, basic questions remain about them. Who was Homer--a real or an ideal poet? When were the poems composed--at a single point in time, or over centuries of composition and performance? And how were the poems committed to writing? These uncertainties have been known as The Homeric Question, and many scholars, including Gregory Nagy, have sought to solve it. In Homeric Responses, Nagy presents a series of essays that further elaborate his theories regarding the oral composition and evolution of the Homeric epics. Building on his previous work in Homeric Questions and Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond and responding to some of his critics, he examines such issues as the importance of performance and the interaction between audience and poet in shaping the poetry the role of the rhapsode (the performer of the poems) in the composition and transmission of the poetry the "irreversible mistakes" and cross-references in the Iliad and Odyssey as evidences of artistic creativity and the Iliadic description of the shield of Achilles as a pointer to the world outside the poem, the polis of the audience
Poetry as performance : Homer and beyond by Gregory Nagy( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pindar's Homer : the lyric possession of an epic past by Gregory Nagy( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagy challenges the widely held view that the development of lyric poetry in Greece represents the rise of individual innovation over collective tradition. Arguing that Greek lyric represents a tradition in its own right, Nagy shows how the form of Greek epic is in fact a differentiation of forms found in Greek lyric. Throughout, he progressively broadens the definition of lyric to the point where it becomes the basis for defining epic, rather than the other way around. [from publisher's advertisement]
Greek dialects and the transformation of an Indo-European process by Gregory Nagy( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: NagyGregory: Gregory Nagy is Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and Director of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C
Theognis of Megara : poetry and the polis( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singer of tales by Albert Bates Lord( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The accompanying CD contains music, transcriptions, and translations of the songs and conversations which represent the primary source material for Albert Lord's analysis ... a selection of photos from Lord's Yugoslavian scrapbook ... and 'Kino, ' a short film of a performance by Avdo Međedović ..."
Comparative studies in Greek and Indic meter by Gregory Nagy( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: NagyGregory: Gregory Nagy is Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and Director of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C
Homer's text and language by Gregory Nagy( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Homeric studies, an ongoing debate centers on different ways to establish the texts of Homer and the different ways to appreciate the poetry created in the language of Homer. Gregory Nagy, a lifelong Homer scholar, takes a stand in the midst of this debate. He presents an overview of millennia of engagement with Homer's poetry, shows the different editorial principles that have been applied to the texts, and evaluates their impact."--Jacket
The Brill dictionary of ancient Greek by Franco Montanari( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike. Translated and edited under the auspices of The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is based on the completely revised 3rd Italian edition published in 2013 by Loescher Editore, Torino."--
Plato's rhapsody and Homer's music : the poetics of the Panathenaic Festival in classical Athens by Gregory Nagy( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the overall testimony of Plato as an expert - albeit a hostile one - about the cultural legacy of Homeric performances at the Panathenaia. Plato's fine-tuned ear for language - not just any language but in this case the technical language of high-class artisans like rhapsodes - picks up on a variety of authentic expressions and turns of phrase that echo the talk of rhapsodes as they once upon a time practiced their art - and even as they once upon a time spoke about this art."--Jacket
Heroikos by Philostratus( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratus's writings embody the height of the renaissance of Greek literature in the second century CE. Heroicus is a vineyard conversation about the beauty, continuing powers, and worship of the Homeric heroes. Gymnasticus is the sole surviving ancient treatise on sports, which reshapes conventional ideas about the athletic body
Greek; a survey of recent work by Fred W Householder( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquities( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of metonymy : from ancient Greek times to now by Gregory Nagy( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Masterpieces of Metonymy, Gregory Nagy analyzes metonymy as a mental process that complements metaphor. If metaphor is a substitution of something unfamilar for something familiar, then metonymy can be seen as a connecting of something familiar with something else that is already familiar. Applying this formulation, Nagy offers close readings of over one hundred examples of metonymy as it comes to life in the verbal and the visual arts of Greek culture, as well as in the arts of other cultures. Though it is debatable whether all the selected examples really qualify as masterpieces, what they all have in common is their potential for artistic greatness. A close reading of the verbal and the visual evidence, Nagy argues, leads to a fuller appreciation of this greatness
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Modern Greek literature : critical essays
The best of the Achaeans : concepts of the hero in Archaic Greek poetryHomeric questionsModern Greek literature : critical essaysGreek mythology and poeticsHomeric responsesPoetry as performance : Homer and beyondPindar's Homer : the lyric possession of an epic pastThe singer of tales
Alternative Names
Gergely Nagy

Gregory Nagy American classical scholar

Gregory Nagy Hongaars klassiek filoloog

Gregory Nagy professore di lettere classiche a Harvard

Gregory Nagy US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe


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