Translations from Pindar; The Odes Into English Blank Verse

Translations from Pindar; The Odes Into English Blank Verse

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...Hiero. Admonitions addressed to him; and good wishes for concord, peace, prosperity, and a just and liberal rule, in his newly-founded city, ./Etna. 1 HAIL, golden lyre, from whose resounding strings Apollo and the dark-haired Muses draw As from a treasure-house sweet stores of sound; To Thee, when stately dancers usher in The festive day, the obedient feet respond. 5 The notes from thy preluding chords struck out Control the mazy windings of the song. 'Tis thine, whene'er the pointed lightnings flash, To quench the fiery bolt, and thine the power ' To quell the eagle on Jove's sceptered hand. Dark clouds of slumber shroud his bended head; Beneath the potent charm his eyelids droop; His vigorous wing on either side drops down. While sleeps the King of Birds his yielding back Responsive to his breathing swells and falls; So great the mastery of thy measured strains. Nor less the impetuous Mars, with grasp relaxed, Dropping his rugged spear, the pleasing spell Receives, while all around, each deity, -Their senses by thy softening shafts subdued, --Bends to the power of Music and of Song. But those whom Jove loves not, their troubled soul Is smitten when they hear the Muse's voice, Whether they walk the land, or beat the wave, Or lie in the dark depths of Tartarus, Like him, ---the Giant vast, ----with heads and shapes Innumerous, the enemy of Heaven, Great Typhon, whom the famed Cilician cave Once fed and nurtured; but now underneath The vast expanse, from Cumae's wave-worn shore To Sicily, the weight of sea and land Keeps down his hairy strength; and snow-capped./Etna, A lonely column rising to the skies, Inexorable nurse of biting frosts, Restrains him. From its dark abysses rise THE FIRST PYTHIAN ODE. Resistless...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982649
  • 9781236982643