Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

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This book consists of individual studies of Pindar's eleven odes for Aiginetan victors, preceded by a brief survey of the history of the island and the nature of its aristocracy. Anne Pippin Burnett's discussion is particularly attentive to questions of mythic self-presentation, as exemplified in the pedimental sculptures of the Aphaia Temple and the parallel `narrative' sections of the odes. The overall concern is with Pindaric techniques for unifying an audience
and leading it into a shared experience of inspired success, but there is also a concern with the realities of athletic contest and its celebration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 148 x 222 x 20mm | 516g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 2 figures
  • 019927794X
  • 9780199277940

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Review quote

this book is useful and interesting, and likely to stimulate thinking both on the Aeginetan odes themselves and on groups of interrelated Pindaric odes more broadly. * A.D. Morrison, The Classical Review *
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About Anne Pippin Burnett

The late Anne Pippin Burnett was formerly Professor Emerita, Classics, University of Chicago.
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