Teiresias

Connections: merimna, the Argo, Jason, and More

Classical Inquiries has published an article by Gregory Nagy asking, "What is on Homer’s mind?" In that posting, Nagy argues that "all humans have on their minds both the ship Argo and the hero Odysseus." A key word for Nagy's argument is merimna, which he defines as a 'care, concern, a troubled thought', or even 'a song that is on one's mind'. We are happy to share a curated selection of passages designed to help readers… Read more