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Pindar: Victory Odes, Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 (Malcolm Willcock (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1995) 9780521436366
Pindar: Victory Odes, Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 (Malcolm Willcock (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1995) 9780521436366
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Title: Pindar: Victory Odes, Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7

Author: Willcock, Malcolm (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1995

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521436366

Volumes: 1; Pages: 189

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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.Only available commentary on Pindar at this levelWill make possible the reading of the very difficult poet Pindar in undergraduate and graduate courseExtensive treatment in the introduction of the conventions of the genre of odes celebrating victories in gamesContentsIntroduction1. Greek lyric poetry2. Pindar's life and works3. The games4. The victors5. The genre6. Pindar's thought7. Pindar's style8. Pindar's language9. Metrical form10. The text and scholiaPindar: Victory Odes: The Eleventh OlympianThe Seventh Isthmian; The Fourth IsthmianThe Third IsthmianThe Fourth NemeanThe Seventh OlympianThe Second OlympianCommentaryAppendicesBibliographyIndexes
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