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Pindar Victory Odes

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ISBN-10: 0521436362

ISBN-13: 9780521436366

Edition: 1995

Authors: Peter Pindar, Malcolm M. Willcock, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/6/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

Greek lyric poetry
Pindar's life and works
The games
The victors
The genre
Pindar's thought
Pindar's style
Pindar's language
Metrical form
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