Pars 1. Odae Olympicae. Pars 2. Odae Pythiae

Pars 1. Odae Olympicae. Pars 2. Odae Pythiae

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...the joyous festival was held. " Relaxation from ' struggle requires rejoicings, and tender strains incite a fresh desire ' for victory. The voice resounds with joyous animation around the 'bowl, &c. &c." v. 4.8. And in NEM. 1. I9, the chorus enter the ' gates of the same Chronius, who had prepared a splendid feast for ' them. Also at the commencement of Isrn. vnr. the young men ' are shown to the gate of Telesarchus, that they may strike up the ' festive song in honour of his son, the victor. But most of Pindar's ' songs, especially the Pythian and Olympian, are of far too genera-1 ' a character, to suppose that the performance of them was confined ' to the victor's house only. The latter were most particularly ' calculated for public representation, and were probably connected ' with the sacrifice before the temple. Before the theatre at Athens 'was built, the games of the Muses were represented in the great r circuit of the the temple of Apollo Lenaeos, called the Len-aeon. In 'front of the Heraeon at Agrigentum, are still to. be seen, at some 'distance from the entrance, stone seats raised in the form of an ' amphitheatre, and constituting a place of representation in front of 'the temple, where the exhibition could take place in sight of the 'people. ' From what has been now said, I hope Ihave sufliciently explained ' the place at which most of the Comos songs of Pindar were repre'sented to the public; whether they singly adorned the festival of ' the victor, -----or several choruses appeared successively for the same ' purpose, ----or, independent of these triumphal...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753313
  • 9781236753311