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Pindar
By Pindar

Pindar

v. 2 annotated edition

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Volume editor William H. Race See other recent books by William H. Race
Translated by William H. Race See other recent books by William H. Race
Format: Hardback

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Pindar by Pindar

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Of the Greek lyric poets, Pindar (c.519-438 BC) was "by far the greatest for the magnificence of his inspiration" in Quintilian's view; Horace judged him "sure to win Apollo's laurels". The esteem of the ancients may help explain why a good portion of his work was carefully preserved. Most of the Greek lyric poets come down to us only in bits and pieces, but nearly a quarter of Pindar's poems survive complete. William H. Race now brings us, in two volumes, a new edition and translation of the four books of victory odes, along with surviving fragments of Pindar's other poems. Like Simonides and Bacchylides, Pindar wrote elaborate odes in honour of prize-winning athletes for public performance by singers, dancers and musicians. His 45 victory odes celebrate triumphs in athletic contests at the four great Panhellenic festivals: the Olympic, Pythian (at Delphi), Nemean, and Isthmian games. In these complex poems, Pindar commemorates the achievement of athletes and powerful rulers against the backdrop of divine favour, human failure, heroic legend and the moral ideals of aristocratic Greek society. Race provides brief intoductions to each ode and full explanatory footnotes, offering the reader guidance to these often difficult poems. His new Loeb Pindar also contains an annotated edition and translation of significant fragments, including hymns, paeans, dihyrambs, maiden songs and dirges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674995345
ISBN-10: 0674995341
Format: Hardback
(171mm x 120mm x 22mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: LOEB
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Pindari Opera Quae Supersunt by Pindar Pindari Opera Quae Supersunt, Paperback (March 2013)

This first volume of a classic edition of Pindar's works, edited by August Bockh (1785-1867), was published in 1811.

Pindar: Nemean and Isthmian Odes by Pindar Pindar: Nemean and Isthmian Odes, Paperback (April 2011)

First published in 1883 and revised in 1899, this edition is full of practical help for understanding the texts.

Odes for Victorious Athletes by Pindar Odes for Victorious Athletes, Paperback (September 2010)

These translations revive the confident excitement of their original performances.

Complete 'Odes' by Pindar Complete 'Odes', Paperback (July 2008)

The Greek poet Pindar (c. 518-428 BC) composed victory odes for winners in the ancient Games, including the Olympics. The Odes contain versions of some of the best known Greek myths and are also a valuable source for Greek religion and ethics. Verity's lucid translations are complemented by insights into competition, myth, and meaning.

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