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Pindar: Victory Odes : Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 - Pindar

Pindar: Victory Odes

Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7

By: Pindar, M.M. Willcock (Editor), P. E. Easterling (Editor), Philip Hardie (Editor), Richard Hunter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th June 1995
ISBN: 9780521436366
Number Of Pages: 192

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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 attention to the genre of the victory ode and its conventions.

Introduction
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
Commentary
Appendices
Bibliography
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521436366
ISBN-10: 0521436362
Series: Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: Greek
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 5th June 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 12.8  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.22

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