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Nagy, Gregory

Overview
Works: 127 works in 535 publications in 8 languages and 15,561 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, Opponent, Translator
Classifications: PA4037, 883.01
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Most widely held works about Gregory Nagy
 
Most widely held works by Gregory Nagy
Homer the preclassic by Gregory Nagy( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer the Preclassic considers the development of the Homeric poems-in particular the Iliad and Odyssey-during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. Gregory Nagy traces the evolution of rival ""Homers"" and the different versions of Homeric poetry in this pretextual period, reconstructed over a time frame extending back from the sixth century BCE to the Bronze Age. Accurate in their linguistic detail and surprising in their implications, Nagy's insights conjure the Greeks' nostalgia for the imagined ""epic space"" of Troy and for the resonances and dist
Homeric questions by Gregory Nagy( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 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( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in English and held by 1,377 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
The best of the Achaeans : concepts of the hero in Archaic Greek poetry by Gregory Nagy( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,359 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
Modern Greek literature : critical essays by Gregory Nagy( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines new realms in the production and study of modern Greek literature by advancing previously unexplored areas of the field, redrawing boundaries and offering fresh perspectives. The ten original essays gathered here illustrate new approaches to the study of both canonical and non-canonical texts, viewing canonical figures in light of recent theoretical innovations and bringing to view previously unknown material worth exploring. Modern Greek Literature draws upon a wide range of disciplines, ranging from comparative literature to the study of religion, and from Byzantine philosophy to cultural studies. Contributors address both classical and contemporary debates, from discussions of genre to the evolving relationship between literature and national identity. With its breadth of inquiry and expansive scope, Modern Greek Literature charts a new literary map for present and future forays in the field. Book jacket
Greek mythology and poetics by Gregory Nagy( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory Nagy here provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change that transformed the Indo-European linguistic and cultural heritage into distinctly Greek social institutions between the eighth and the fifth centuries B.C. Included in the volume are thirteen of Nagy's major essays—all extensively revised for book publication—on various aspects of the Hellenization of Indo-European poetics, myth and ritual, and social ideology.The primary aim of this book is to examine the Greek language as a reflection of society, with special attention to its function as a vehicle for transmitting mythology and poetics. Nagy's emphasis on the language of the Greeks, and on its comparison with the testimony of related Indo-European languages such as Latin, Indic, and Hittite, reflects his long-standing interest in Indo-European linguistics. The individual chapters examine the development of Hellenic poetics in the traditions of Homer and Hesiod; the Hellenization of Indo-European myths and rituals, including myths of the afterlife, rituals of fire, and symbols in the Greek lyric; and the Hellenization of Indo-European social ideology, with reference to such cultural institutions as the concept of the city-state.A path-breaking application of the principles of social anthropology, comparative mythology, historical linguistics, and oral poetry theory to the study of classics, Greek Mythology and Poetics will be an invaluable resource for classicists and other scholars of linguistics and literary theory
Homeric responses by Gregory Nagy( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 908 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 )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 638 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 )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 516 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 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singer of tales by Albert Bates Lord( Recording )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying disc is an enhanced CD: music selections in standard CD audio format ; video and visual portions in computer-viewable form
Comparative studies in Greek and Indic meter by Gregory Nagy( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 446 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
The Brill dictionary of ancient Greek by Franco Montanari( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 404 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."--
Homer's text and language by Gregory Nagy( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 398 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
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 384 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
Homer the classic by Gregory Nagy( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer the Preclassic considers the development of the Homeric poems-in particular the Iliad and Odyssey-during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. Gregory Nagy traces the evolution of rival Homers and the different versions of Homeric poetry in this pretextual period, reconstructed over a time frame extending back from the sixth century BCE to the Bronze Age. Accurate in their linguistic detail and surprising in their implications, Nagy's insights conjure the Greeks' nostalgia for the imagined epic space of Troy and for the resonances and distortions this mythic past provided to the various Greek constituencies for whom the Homeric poems were so central and definitive
Heroikos by Philostratus( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 274 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 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquities( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern Greek literature : critical essays
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Homeric questionsThe best of the Achaeans : concepts of the hero in Archaic Greek poetryModern 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
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Gergely Nagy

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