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    Pindar: v. 1 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) Edited by Professor of Classics William H Race

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    DescriptionOf 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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    Pindar: v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Professor of Classics William H Race
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 105 mm
    Height: 155 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780674995642
    ISBN 10: 0674995643

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    DC21: 884.01
    DC22: 884/.01, 884.01
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PA4275.E5 R33 1997
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA4275.E5R
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    geneal.tables, maps
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 April 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    [A] translation which is modern, accurate, streamlined, and comprehensible [which preserves], with a surprising degree of success, a sense of Pindar's artful word order...He may well have produced the best text available...In many respects Race's edition of the fragments will be even more useful than Snell-Maehler...A landmark contribution.--Thomas K. Hubbard "Bryn Mawr Classical Review "