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Olympian odes; Pythian odes. (Trad de William H. Race)

Autor Pindar

Editorial HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Olympian odes; Pythian odes. (Trad de William H. Race)
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Of the Greek lyric poets, Pindar (ca. 518-438 B.C.) was "by far the greatest for the magnificence of his inspiration" in Quintilian's view; Horace judged him "sure to win Apollo's laurels." The esteem of the ancients may help explain why a good porti...

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  • Editorial HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • ISBN13 9780674995642
  • ISBN10 0674995643
  • Tipo LIBRO
  • Páginas 385
  • Año de Edición 1997
  • Encuadernación Tela

Olympian odes; Pythian odes. (Trad de William H. Race)

Autor Pindar

Editorial HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Of the Greek lyric poets, Pindar (ca. 518-438 B.C.) was "by far the greatest for the magnificence of his inspiration" in Quintilian's view; Horace judged him "sure to win Apollo's laurels." The esteem of the ancients may help explain why a good porti...

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Of the Greek lyric poets, Pindar (ca. 518-438 B.C.) was "by far the greatest for the magnificence of his inspiration" in Quintilian's view; Horace judged him "sure to win Apollo's laurels." The esteem of the ancients may help explain why a good portion of his work was carefully preserved. Most of the Greek lyric poets come down to us only in bits and pieces, but nearly a quarter of Pindar's poems survive complete. WilliamH. Race now brings us, in two volumes, a new edition and translation of the four books of victory odes, along with surviving fragments of Pindar's other poems.

Like Simonides and Bacchylides, Pindar wrote elaborate odes in honor of prize-winning athletes for public performance by singers, dancers, and musicians. His forty-five victory odes celebrate triumphs in athletic contests at the four great Panhellenic festivals: the Olympic, Pythian (at Delphi), Nemean, and Isthmian games. In these complex poems, Pindar commemorates the achievement of athletes and powerful rulers against the backdrop of divine favor, human failure, heroic legend, and the moral ideals of aristocratic Greek society. Readers have long savored them for their rich poetic language and imagery, moral maxims, and vivid portrayals of sacred myths.

Race provides brief introductions to each ode and full explanatory footnotes, offering the reader invaluable guidance to these often difficult poems. His new Loeb Pindar also contains a helpfully annotated edition and translation of significant fragments, including hymns, paeans, dithyrambs, maiden songs, and dirges.

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