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    DescriptionSimon Hornblower argues for a relationship between Thucydides and Pindar not so far acknowledged in modern scholarship. He argues that ancient critics were right to detect stylistic similarities between these two great exponents of the 'severe style' in prose and verse. In Part One he explores the background of epinikian poetry and athletics, the values shared by the two authors, and religion and colonization myths, and presents a geographically organized survey of Pindar's Mediterranean world, exploiting onomastic evidence. Part Two includes an analysis of Thucydides' account of the Olympic games of 420 BC; discussions of the four components of Thucydides' history in their relation to Pindar; statements of method, excursuses, speeches, and narrative, especially the Sicilian books; and a stylistic-literary comparison of Thucydides and Pindar.


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    Title
    Thucydides and Pindar
    Subtitle
    Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Hornblower
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199298280
    ISBN 10: 0199298289
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15720
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T General Subject: 495
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 881.01
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    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 881.0109, 881/.01
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: PA4485 .H67 2004
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    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DB, DSC
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AHA
    Illustrations note
    3 halftones, 1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    06 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Simon Hornblower is Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University College London.
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition No one has ever written a book like this before. No one but Simon Hornblower could write such a book now. TLS The results are exhilarating and breathless. The reader is dragged not only all over Pindar and Thucydides but also in and out of a great deal of modern scholarship, whose virtues and vices are gently pointed out along the way. TLS
    Table of contents
    I. SHARED WORLDS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Could Thucydides have known Pindar, and did he? ; 3. Content and outlook ; 4. Myths, religion, women, colonization ; 5. People, places, prosopography, and politics ; II. THUCYDIDES PINDARICUS ; 6. Introduction to Part II ; 7. The clearest example of Thucydides Pindaricus: 5.49-50, the Olympic Games of 420 BC ; 8. Statements of method; causation ; 9. 'Antiquarian' excursions ; 10. Speeches ; 11. Narrative ; 12. Thucydides and Pindar: a stylistic comparison ; Conclusion