Reading the Victory Ode

Reading the Victory Ode

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Edited by Peter Agocs, Edited by Chris Carey, Edited by Richard Rawles

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  • Format: Other book format | 444 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 30mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 24 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1107007879
  • ISBN 13: 9781107007871
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 15 b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 1,358,712

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This collection of essays by international experts examines the victory ode from a range of angles: its genesis and evolution, the nature of the commissioning process, the patrons, context of performance and re-performance, and the poetics of the victory ode and its exponents. From these different perspectives the contributors offer both a panoramic view of the genre and an insight into the modern research positions on this complex and fascinating subject.

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Author information

Peter Agocs is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. He spent the last four years as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge. Chris Carey is Professor of Greek at University College London. Richard Rawles is a lecturer in Classics in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of contents

Part I. The Lost History of Epinician: 1. Early Epinician: Ibycus and Simonides Richard Rawles; 2. The lost Isthmian Odes of Pindar Giovan Battista D'Alessio; 3. Epinician sounds: Pindar and musical innovation Lucia Prauscello; 4. Pindar and his patrons Ewen Bowie; 5. What happened later to the families of Pindaric patrons - and to Epinician poetry? Simon Hornblower; Part II. Contexts of Performance and Re-Performance: 6. Performance, re-performance, and Pindar's audiences A. D. Morrison; 7. Performance and re-performance: the Siphnian treasury evoked Lucia Athanassaki; 8. Representations of cult in Epinician poetry Franco Ferrari; 9. Epinician and the Symposion: a comparison with the Enkomia Felix Budelmann; 10. Performance and genre: reading Pindar's KAPPAOMEGAMUOMICRONIOTA Peter Agocs; 11. Pindar's 'difficulty' and the performance of Epinician poetry: some suggestions from ethnography Rosalind Thomas; Part III. Critical Approaches to the Victory Ode: Rhetoric, Imagery, and Narrative: 12. Poet and public: communicative strategies in Pindar and Bacchylides Glenn W. Most; 13. Image and world in Epinician poetry G. O. Hutchinson; 14. Metaphorical travel and ritual performance in Epinician poetry Claude Calame; 15. Bacchylidean myths David Fearn; 16. Reading Pindar Michael Silk.