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Bacchylides (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series): A Selection

Bacchylides (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series): A Selection

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by Bacchylides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599776

ISBN-13: 9780521599771

Pub. Date: 03/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Like his contemporary Pindar, Baccylides (c. 520-450 BC) composed songs of praise for princes and victorious athletes and songs for choral performances at religious festivals. Although lost in Late Antiquity, many of them have been recovered from papyri found in Egypt. Their clear formal structure and vivid narrative make them more easily accessible than Pindar's

Overview

Like his contemporary Pindar, Baccylides (c. 520-450 BC) composed songs of praise for princes and victorious athletes and songs for choral performances at religious festivals. Although lost in Late Antiquity, many of them have been recovered from papyri found in Egypt. Their clear formal structure and vivid narrative make them more easily accessible than Pindar's verse and they are elegant specimens of the exclusive and sophisticated choral lyric poetry from the first half of fifth-century BC Greece. (This selection contains the first English commentary since 1905).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599771
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; BAKCHYLIDOU EPINIKOI; BAKCHYLIDOU DITHYRAMBOI; PAIANES; PROSODIA; ENKOMIA (?); Commentary.

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