Commentary on Pindar: Nemean Nine

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Examines the second of two odes the classical Greek poet wrote for the Sicilian soldier and statesman Chromios of Aitna. A self-contained commentary, but also a complement to Braswell's earlier commentary on the first, Nemean One. Provides a more extensive and detailed treatment of Nemean Nine because of its relative neglect by critics. Primarily intended to provide the exegesis and critical comment required to understand the ode as a work of linguistic and literary art situated in its historical context. However, also addresses more general issues relating to Pindar's usage. The Greek text here differs at twelve points from the standards of Snell-Maehler and Tyryn, based on a fresh inspection of the primary manuscripts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110161243
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication date: 3/1/1998
  • Series: Texte und Kommentare Series, #19
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Metrical Analysis 1
The Manuscripts 7
Testimonia 11
Synopsis of Readings 14
Conspectus Siglorum 15
Text and Translation of Nemean IX 16
1-10 Invocation of the Muses and Praise of Chromios' Victory 45
1-3 Invocation of the Muses 45
4-5 Announcement of Chromios' Victory 51
6-7 Gnome 54
8-9 Invitation to celebrate the Victory 56
9-10 Transition to the Myth 59
11-27 The Legend of Amphiaraos 63
11-17 Adrastos driven into Exile (and restored) by Amphiaraos 63
17-27 Adrastos' Expedition against Thebes 79
28-34 Prayer for and Praise of Aitna 98
34-47 Chromios' early Career and its later Rewards 111
48-55 Preparation for the Revel 137
Select Bibliography 150
General Index 176
Index of Words Discussed 182
Index of Passages Cited 184
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