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Gregory Nagy

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Gregory Nagy (Nagy Gergely, ˈnɒɟ ˈgɛrgɛj; born October 22, 1942 in Budapest) is an American professor of Classics at Harvard University, specializing in Homer and archaic Greek poetry. Nagy is known for extending Milman Parry and Albert Lord's theories about the oral composition-in-performance of the Iliad and Odyssey. Education and career Nagy received his A.B. from Indiana University in 1962 in classics and linguistics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1966 in classical philology. Since 1966, he has been a professor at Harvard University. Since 2000, he has been the director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, a Harvard-affiliated research institution in Washington, DC. He is the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative literature at Harvard, and continues to teach half-time at the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Chair of the Classics Department at Harvard University. He was Chai
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