Gregory Nagy

Homeric Greek | Odyssey 1.149–155: Desire for food and drink, and Homeric stringed instruments

We are pleased to share this segment in the CHS series on reading Homeric epic in ancient Greek. In each installment we read, translate, and discuss a small passage in the original Greek in the most accessible way. In this segment, Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame read Odyssey 1.149–154. Topics include word choices, effects of the particles, the figure of the poet Phemios, and shifting visualizations of stringed… Read more