Reading the Victory Ode

Reading the Victory Ode


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107527515
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Peter Ag�cs is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. He spent the last four years as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge.

Chris Carey is Professor of Greek at University College London.

Richard Rawles is a lecturer in Classics in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Lost History of Epinician: 1. Early Epinician: Ibycus and Simonides Richard Rawles; 2. The lost Isthmian Odes of Pindar Giovan Battista D'Alessio; 3. Epinician sounds: Pindar and musical innovation Lucia Prauscello; 4. Pindar and his patrons Ewen Bowie; 5. What happened later to the families of Pindaric patrons - and to Epinician poetry? Simon Hornblower; Part II. Contexts of Performance and Re-Performance: 6. Performance, re-performance, and Pindar's audiences A. D. Morrison; 7. Performance and re-performance: the Siphnian treasury evoked Lucia Athanassaki; 8. Representations of cult in Epinician poetry Franco Ferrari; 9. Epinician and the Symposion: a comparison with the Enkomia Felix Budelmann; 10. Performance and genre: reading Pindar's ΚΩΜΟΙ Peter Agócs; 11. Pindar's 'difficulty' and the performance of Epinician poetry: some suggestions from ethnography Rosalind Thomas; Part III. Critical Approaches to the Victory Ode: Rhetoric, Imagery, and Narrative: 12. Poet and public: communicative strategies in Pindar and Bacchylides Glenn W. Most; 13. Image and world in Epinician poetry G. O. Hutchinson; 14. Metaphorical travel and ritual performance in Epinician poetry Claude Calame; 15. Bacchylidean myths David Fearn; 16. Reading Pindar Michael Silk.

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