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Review of Gregory Nagy, Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past
Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)
  • Ralph M Rosen, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Review
Date of this Version
2-1-1991
Abstract
Although Pindar's Homer began its life as the Mary Flexner Lectures in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College in 1982, it clearly represents far more than a revised transcript of that event. The book looks more like a lifetime's work: over five hundred pages, elegantly produced with expansive footnotes and copious bibliography, wrapped in a glossy black dustjacket that gives it an authoritative, if somewhat daunting, feel. It is, truly, a magnum opus, and although it is unlikely to be Nagy's last word on many of the subjects he treats, he has obviously taken great pains to present his material in the most comprehensive manner possible.
Comments
Reprinted from Bryn Mawr Classical Review, February 1, 1991. Publisher URL: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/1991/02.01.13.html
Citation Information
Ralph M Rosen. "Review of Gregory Nagy, Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past" (1991)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ralph_rosen/4/