Hair | Part 4: Epithets with hair

In the previous posts, we considered descriptions of male and female hair, and rituals associated with hair. In this post we consider epithets related to hair. We referred to Milman Parry Studies in the Epic Technique of Oral Verse-Making: I. “Homer and Homeric Style” for a definition and description of epithets: In my study of the traditional epithet in Homer, I dealt with those formulas in the Iliad and in the Odyssey which… Read more

CHS Dialogues | The Song of Moses, The Shield of Achilles, and ox-vision Hera

In this episode, “The Song of Moses, The Shield of Achilles, and ox-vision Hera,” Gregory Nagy and Keith Stone discuss: A new book by Keith Stone: Singing Moses’s Song: A Performance-Critical Analysis of Deuteronomy’s Song of Moses  The Shield of Achilles in Iliad 18 and in myths about the life of Homer The meaning of epithets associated with Hera and Athena, which are sometimes translated into English as “ox-eyed’/’owl-eyed’, or better… Read more