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Title: Pindar: Victory Odes Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7
Description: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Softcover. ISBN: 0521436362. Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 192 pages; 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.. Very Good .

Keywords: 0521436362 Pindar Poetry & Poets Greek Literature Odes

Price: US$ 27.00 Seller: Ancient World Books
- Book number: 29963

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