Video—CHS Open House: Epic Cycle, Oral Poetics, and Composition in Performance, with Gregory Nagy and guests

2014-06-05 19.25.45

We were pleased to welcome Gregory Nagy, Allie Marbry, and guests, for a CHS Open House session during which we discussed the epic cycle, oral poetics, and composition in performance, including:

  • what the wheel of a chariot means
  • how ring composition works
  • how a performer relates to the audience
  • what happens with predictions within the narrative
  • the difference between improvisation and deep structure/surface structure
  • multiformity vs interpolation

You can watch the event on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube channel or in the frame below:

Selection of references mentioned during the conversation: