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    Pindar: Victory Odes: Isthmians 3, 4 & 7: Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) M M Willcock, By (author) Peter Pindar, Edited by Malcolm M Willcock, Edited by P E Easterling, Edited by Philip Hardie, Edited by Emeritus Kennedy Professor of Latin E J Kenney, Edited by R Lanny Hunter

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    DescriptionThe 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 which includes sections on Pindar's life and on his thought, language and style, but which pays particular attention to the genre of the victory ode and its conventions.


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    Title
    Pindar: Victory Odes: Isthmians 3, 4 & 7
    Subtitle
    Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M M Willcock, By (author) Peter Pindar, Edited by Malcolm M Willcock, Edited by P E Easterling, Edited by Philip Hardie, Edited by Emeritus Kennedy Professor of Latin E J Kenney, Edited by R Lanny Hunter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521436366
    ISBN 10: 0521436362
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190, POE000000, LCO003000
    DC22: 884.01
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    DC20: 884.01
    LC classification: PA4274 .A5 1995
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Illustrations note
    appendices, bibliography, indexes
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Greek lyric poetry; 2. Pindar's life and works; 3. The games; 4. The victors; 5. The genre; 6. Pindar's thought; 7. Pindar's style; 8. Pindar's language; 9. Metrical form; 10. 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.