Nagy, Gregory

Gregory Nagy is the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and is the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC. In his publications, he has pioneered an approach to Greek literature that integrates diachronic and synchronic perspectives. His books include The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry (Johns Hopkins University Press), which won the Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association, in 1982; also Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990), Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), Homeric Questions (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996), Homeric Responses (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003), Homer’s Text and Language(University of Illinois Press 2004), Homer the Classic (Harvard University Press, online 2008, print 2009), and Homer the Preclassic (University of California Press 2010). He co-edited with Stephen A. Mitchell the 40th anniversary second edition of Albert Lord’s The Singer of Tales (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature vol. 24; Harvard University Press, 2000), co-authoring with Mitchell the new Introduction, pp. vii-xxix.

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*For more Chinese information about Prof. G. Nagy, Please visit a newborn Chinese Website at (under construction) which is dedicated both to The Quiet Project for the 70th Birthday Celebration in Honour of Professor Gregory Nagy and to the kleos or halo of his 46-year teaching and reserach at Harvard. This Project, launched in 2008, has been carried out by Prof. Nagy's students, colleagues and friends).

Presentation topic: Oral poetics through the lens of the Panathenaic festival in Athens