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dc.contributor.authorNagy, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-14T15:58:47Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-18
dc.identifier.citationNagy, Gregory. 2020.09.18. "An Iliadic Odyssey as a song of the Sirens." Classical Inquiries. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.eresource:Classical_Inquiries.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37366736*
dc.description.abstractThis short essay about the Odyssey of “Homer” is a playful experiment. But it is based on an even shorter essay that is quite serious in intent. That essay (Nagy 2020) appears in World Epics, an on-line site edited by Jo Ann Cavallo, whose own work on comparative epic I very much admire. She had asked me to submit a brief essay on the Homeric Odyssey that matches another essay, written by Casey Dué, on the Homeric Iliad. In writing my essay, I found myself in a predicament: it seems to me that I need to say as much about the Iliad as I am saying about the Odyssey. And I am starting to think that such a predicament is inevitable, since my aim in writing my essay on the Odyssey is to provide a companion-piece to the essay by Casey Dué on the Iliad, already mentioned, which as I should now add I very much admire. But here is a relevant question, which makes the text of my essay here more playful than the text I submitted for World Epics: am I now falling victim to a “siren song”? I leave it to my readers to decide. But at least one thing is for sure: Odysseus clearly avoided the doom of falling victim to the song of his own Sirens.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Classicsen_US
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dc.publisherHarvard University, Center for Hellenic Studiesen_US
dc.relationClassical Inquiriesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/an-iliadic-odyssey-as-a-song-of-the-sirens/en_US
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dc.titleAn Iliadic Odyssey as a song of the Sirensen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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dc.relation.journalClassical Inquiriesen_US
dash.depositing.authorNagy, Gregory
dc.date.available2021-01-14T15:58:47Z
dash.affiliation.otherFaculty of Arts & Sciencesen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedNagy, Gregory


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