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  Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.04.47
Nagy introduces a new terminology, horizontal and vertical variants, referring to different readings and variations in the number of verses respectively, and finds that especially in the question of vertical variants Aristarchus must have made his decisions on the basis of manuscripts.
Nagy criticizes West for positing an oral original of the Iliad, considering this a contradiction in terms, and dismisses his idea of a distinction between a creative oral tradition and the reproductive tradition of the Homeric rhapsodes as arbitrary and artificial.
Nagy states that oral traditions may be relatively more or less multiform, but he does not discuss which parameters are at work, for instance social factors such as the status and training of singers, performance conditions, nature of the audiences, secular or cultic functions, or intrinsic characteristics such as metre or music.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2005/2005-04-47.html   (2131 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 02.01.13
Nagy uses Pindar as his main example throughout since Pindar is the latest of the lyric poets in the Alexandrian canon and, perhaps even more importantly, because of the metrical and thematic affinities Nagy finds between Pindar and epos (pp.
Similarly, the metrical affinities that Nagy isolates between the Homeric hexameter and the diachronically later song (lyric) tradition of Pindar suggest to him that undifferentiated SONG was a kind of well-spring from which all (archaic, at least) Greek poetry in some sense derives.
But Nagy himself seems to be aware that he cannot be telling the whole story, that the evidence for the archaic period is often sketchy, particularly in matters of social history, and that his work will need further refinement here and there.
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 Greek Literature
Gregory Nagy is Professor of Classics at Harvard University and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. He has written and edited numerous books on Greek literature, including Homeric Questions, The Everyman's Library The Iliad, Greek Mythology and Poetics, and Poetry as Performance.
Nagy (1999, article 19 in volume 1) has proposed an alternative model that does not require a simultaneous link between oral composition and written text; if this model turns out to be valid, then Janko's relative chronology for the transcription of both the Homeric and the Hesiodic tradition needs to be revised.
Greek Literature: Volume 7: Greek Literature in the Hellenistic Period selected and introduced by Gregory Nagy (Garland Routledge) Greek literature in the Hellenistic period, as represented primarily by the scholar poets of the new city‑state Alexandria, is well known for its formalism an stylization (a premier study is that of Bundy 1972, article 1).
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 Gregory Nagy / Homer's Text and Language
Gregory Nagy's essays have one central aim: to show how the text and language of Homer derive from an oral poetic system.
Gregory Nagy, a lifelong Homer scholar, takes a stand in the midst of this debate.
Gregory Nagy is Director of Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. He continues to teach at Harvard's campus in Cambridge as the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature.
www.press.uillinois.edu /f04/nagy.html   (336 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Extension School class closes distance
Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and professor of comparative literature, wasn't being imagined either.
Nagy lectures via video-conferencing over the Internet from Washington, D.C., to Harvard students in a class run by teaching fellow Kevin McGrath in Cambridge.
The image is displayed on a monitor in Nagy's office in Washington, D.C. The use of multiple cameras with the ability to focus on individual students means that Nagy can do more than just hear students ask questions or see a fixed wide-angle view of the class.
www.hno.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/05.08/19-nagy.html   (858 words)

 News in the College of Letters and Science, UC Berkeley
On February 6, Dr. Nagy will give the inaugural talk of the series, Homer the Classic in the Age of Virgil, at which he hopes to show that the appreciation of the visual arts tradition enriches appreciation of the verbal arts.
According to Robert Knapp, Chair of the Classics Department, "Gregory Nagy is the outstanding Homerist in the United States, perhaps the world.
Nagy's commitment to undergraduate education is underscored by his interest in the potential of information technology to enrich the learning experience as well as in his belief in the benefits of student writing in undergraduate curricula.
ls.berkeley.edu /new/02/sather.html   (615 words)

 The Oberlin Review Online
In “Art and its Attractions,” Nagy explored the intertwining garlands of the poetry of Sappho and Homer, connecting the floral ornamentations on robes of archaic master-weavers with the olive flowers and myrtle blossoms that decorate Homer’s narration of the death of a Greek hero.
Nagy continued and completed the metonymic side of the lecture with discussions of poetic reverence for heroes and for the dead, connecting the Homeric example of the beautifully fallen hero with Sappho’s and Catullus’s love poems for seemingly unattainable heroes of their own.
Nagy’s presence and his lectures sparked thought and discussion among students and faculty alike at a Monday night reception after the first Martin lecture.
www.oberlin.edu /stupub/ocreview/archives/2003.03.07/arts/article5.htm   (428 words)

 Gregory Nagy: Sather Professor for Spring 2002
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Professor Nagy was educated at Indiana University and Harvard University, where he studied Classical Philology and Linguistics, receiving his Ph.D. in 1966.
Professor Nagy is a renowned authority in the field Homeric and related Greek studies.
He is a strong proponent of the use of technology in teaching, and in the teaching and use of student writing in the core curriculum.
ls.berkeley.edu /dept/classics/generaldocs/NagySather.html   (247 words)

 Nagy to Deliver President's Lecture on Ancient Greek Festivals : UVM The View
Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones professor of classical Greek literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, will discuss "The Poetics of Ancient Greek Festivals," as part of the President's Distinguished Lecture Series.
Nagy, one of the preeminent classicists in the world today, will speak on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.
Nagy has published dozens of books and hundreds of articles on Greek mythology and poetry.
www.uvm.edu /theview/article.php?id=1104   (257 words)

 Gregory Nagy, page x
Nagy's term, the primary traditional language by establishing new conventions of composition, which then become the functional basis of most of the texts preserved to us.
Nagy's insight here offers a very important contribution to the literary criticism of Homer and other traditional poets, an insight that may save us from the quicksands that have revealed themselves in the years since Parry died, leaving only hints of what his great discoveries might lead to on the interpretive level.
Nagy's second point is that Greek lyric forms were not the outgrowth of the epic in the
www.stoa.org /hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2003.01.0007:page=x   (315 words)

 Harvard Classics Faculty: Nagy
Gregory Nagy served as the elected President of the American Philological Association in the academic year 1990-91.
He is the author of The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979; second edition, with new Introduction, 1999), which won the Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association, in 1982.
Since 2000, he has been the Director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC, while continuing to teach half-time at the Harvard campus in Cambridge as the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~classics/people/nagy.html   (329 words)

 The New York Review of Books: PERFORMING HOMER
Nagy's two recent books are concerned a great deal with variant versions of the Homeric and other poems, and reading his letter above I began to wonder if there hadn't been delivered to him a variant edition of the November 20th New York Review of Books.
As a reconstructive method, then, Nagy's "system" of oral poetics allows him both to be charitable to his own ideas and to evade counter-evidence —which is to say that it is a bad method.
Nagy responded in a letter to the editor, saying among other things: "I think that [West] is unfair…when she proceeds to dispute me on the basis of her assumptions concerning the earlier stages of [Homeric traditions in performance].
www.nybooks.com /articles/888   (1507 words)

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In *Pindar's Homer*, Nagy is not out to argue that Greek lyric is the ``same'' as epic, that it is ``oral'' in the same sense asHomer, that lyric poets didn't use writing or couldn't express their private thoughts.
In other words, both historia and the ainos are discourses that judge, moralize and often warn obliquely rather than straightforwardly (a quick example from Herodotus: Solon ``does not tell Croesus directly what we find him teaching in his own poetry, that ate is brought about by hybris'' [262]).
Nagy, of course, began developing the technical underpinnings of his ideas on archaic poetry in *Comparative Studies in Greek and Indic Meter* (1974), but it wasn't until *The Best of the Achaeans* that we found him articulating (to a wider audience in particular) the larger ramifications of the earlier work.
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 Best of the Achaeans
In this revised edition, which features a new preface by the author, 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.
Gregory Nagy's book is brilliant, original, and filled with powerful, central, and useful insights.
www.indiaplaza.com /books/pd.aspx?sku=0801860156   (267 words)

 Nagy, Homeric Questions, University of Texas Press
Informed and creative, wide-ranging and profound, this book stands at the cutting edge of Homeric scholarship and reminds readers why its author is one of the foremost classical scholars in the world today.
"Nagy performs a valuable service, in the current climate of Homeric studies, simply by reminding us once again, and forcefully, that the relationship between our written texts of Greek epic and their oral origins is a problematic one."
Gregory Nagy is Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/books/naghom.html   (315 words)

 Lamplighter: Greek Literature Goes Live
Nagy explains that this transformation from oral history to written history meant that knowledge could be conveyed to people at a distance.
Given his deep appreciation of transforming knowledge from one form to another, and from one place to another, it should not be surprising that Nagy's spring course, CLAS E-115/W Introduction to Greek Literature: Concepts of the Hero in the Classical Period, is the first Extension School humanities course to be offered by distance education.
An integral part of Nagy's course, and a significant difference between this course and the computer science courses that the Extension School has been offering on the Internet, is the extensive dialogues among the professor, the teaching fellows, and the students that take place during the lectures.
www.dce.harvard.edu /pubs/lamplighter/2000/spring/classics.html   (523 words)

 A Trojan Horse Slips Onto the World Wide Web
Classical scholar Gregory Nagy is leading an on-line discussion series, "Homer's Poetic Justice," concerning law and morality in the world of the ancient Greek epic.
The series, which Nagy thinks is the first of its kind at Harvard, began April 5 and will continue through the month.
According to Nagy, what may seem to be an overly detailed description is actually a key passage which, as Nagy writes in his preface to the series, "can serve as an overall introduction to ancient Greek concepts of the hero.
www.hno.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/04.15/homer.html   (687 words)

 Famous Nagy's
Michelle Nagy - Singer.Ok, I really don't know how famous she is, but she's really cute.
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 Gregory Nagy, Bibliography
Nagy, G. "An Evolutionary Model for the Text Fixation of Homeric Epos." Foley 1981:390-393.
Nagy, G. "Theognis and Megara: A Poet's Vision of His City." Figueira and Nagy 1985:22-81.
Nagy, G. "Ancient Greek Praise and Epic Poetry." Foley 1986:89-102.
www.stoa.org /hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2003.01.0006:chapter=6   (2227 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gregory Nagy
Nagy, Gregory, Greek Mythology and Poetics (Cornell University Press, 1990)
Nagy, Gregory, Comparative Studies in Greek and Indic Meter (Harvard University Press, 1974)
Nagy, Gregory, "Distortion diachronique dans l'art homérique: quelques précisions" in Constructions du temps dans le monde ancien (ed.
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 Transmission of Archaic Greek Sympotic Songs: from Lesbos to Alexandria
Nagy, "Theognis and Megara: A Poet's Vision of His City," in Theognis of Megara: Poetry and the Polis, ed.
In this and related contexts, astoi 'townspeople' seems to be the programmatic designation of local audiences, associated with the special interests of their own here and now.
Nagy, Greek Mythology and Poetics (Ithaca, N.Y., 1992), pp.
criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu /features/artsstatements/arts.nagy.htm   (8778 words)

 Amazon.fr : Homeric Questions: Livres en anglais: Gregory Nagy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In this innovative investigation, Gregory Nagy applies the insights of comparative linguistics and anthropology to offer a new historical model for understanding how, when, where, and why the Iliad and the Odyssey were ultimately preserved as written texts that could be handed down over two millennia.
His model draws on the comparative evidence provided by living oral epic traditions, in which each performance of a song often involves a recomposition of the narrative.
This evidence suggests that the written texts emerged from an evolutionary process in which composition, performance, and diffusion interacted to create the epics we know as the Iliad and the Odyssey.
www.amazon.fr /Homeric-Questions-Gregory-Nagy/dp/0292755619   (356 words)

 Amazon.fr : Homeric Responses: Livres en anglais: Gregory Nagy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amazon.fr : Homeric Responses: Livres en anglais: Gregory Nagy
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.
In Homeric Responses, Nagy presents a series of essays that further elaborate his theories regarding the oral composition and evolution of the Homeric epics.
www.amazon.fr /Homeric-Responses-Gregory-Nagy/dp/0292705530   (311 words)

 Gregory Nagy: ZoomInfo Business People Information
To Harvard classicist Gregory Nagy, the man we call "Homer" is a myth.
The most influential Homer scholar of our generation is Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature at Harvard University and director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. Nagy has permanently changed our understanding of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
No longer can we think of them as ancient "novels" written by an author named Homer; rather, these epics began as a diverse group of poems, which were passed down from generation to generation by rhapsodes (oral poets) over a period lasting more than a thousand years.
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 Genealogy.com: Les familles Nagy, Stählin, Puracchio et Weber de Suisse
Genealogy.com: Les familles Nagy, Stählin, Puracchio et Weber de Suisse
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