Pindar's Poetry, Patrons, and Festivals
From Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire
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Pindar's Poetry, Patrons, and Festivals by Simon Hornblower
Book DescriptionAncient sport made a huge if indirect contribution to the literature of ancient Greece, since some sixty poems by Pindar and Bacchylides ('epinikian odes'), written to commemorate victories, survive from the Classical period. This book is a collection of essays about that literature, and about the social and physical context for which it was written. The editors assembled an internationally distinguished team of speakers for the original 2002 seminar series held in London, and these papers form the backbone of the book. But to ensure coherence and comprehensive coverage, they have commissioned three further papers, and have themselves written a long thematic Introduction. The result is a stellar team of authors, and a book which looks at an important literary phenomenon in light of the latest archaeological and sociological insights, as well as evaluating the poetry both as poetry and as a performance genre with distinctive characteristics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199296729
(252mm x 195mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Simon Hornblower
Catherine Morgan is Professor of Classical Archaeology, King's College London.
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