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Pindar: Victory Odes: Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 / Edition 1
     

Pindar: Victory Odes: Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 / Edition 1

by Pindar, Malcolm M. Willcock
 

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ISBN-10: 0521436362

ISBN-13: 9780521436366

Pub. Date: 04/06/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Greek lyric poet Pindar is renowned for his poems celebrating the victories of athletes in the great games of Greece at Olympia, Delphi (the Pythian Games), Corinth (the Isthmian Games) and Nemea. Pindar's victory odes have the reputation of being complex and allusive in their language and reference. In this much-needed commentary on seven of the extant odes,

Overview

The Greek lyric poet Pindar is renowned for his poems celebrating the victories of athletes in the great games of Greece at Olympia, Delphi (the Pythian Games), Corinth (the Isthmian Games) and Nemea. Pindar's victory odes have the reputation of being complex and allusive in their language and reference. In this much-needed commentary on seven of the extant odes, Professor Willcock aims to open up Pindar's poetry to a wider readership by starting with a short and straightforward poem and progressing by level of difficulty to one of the greatest. The book begins with an introduction that includes sections on Pindar's life and on his thought, language and style, but that pays particular attention to the genre of the victory ode and its conventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521436366
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/06/1995
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Greek lyric poetry; 2. Pindar's life and works; 3. The games; 4. The victors; 5. The genre; 6. Pindar's thought; 7. Pindar's style; 8. Pindar's language; 9. Metrical form; 10. The text and scholia; Pindar: Victory Odes: The Eleventh Olympian; The Seventh Isthmian; The Fourth Isthmian; The Third Isthmian; The Fourth Nemean; The Seventh Olympian; The Second Olympian; Commentary; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.

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