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The complete odes

Author: Pindar.; Anthony Verity; Stephen Instone
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Greek poet Pindar (c. 518-428 b.c.) composed victory odes for winners in the ancient Games, including the Olympics. He celebrated the victories of athletes competing in foot races, horse races, boxing, wrestling, all-in fighting, and the pentathlon, and his Odes are fascinating not only for their poetic qualities, but for what they tell us about the Games. Pindar praises the victor by comparing him to mythical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pindar.
Complete odes.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)593287222
Online version:
Pindar.
Complete odes.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608022918
Named Person: Pindar; Pindar.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pindar.; Anthony Verity; Stephen Instone
ISBN: 9780192805539 0192805533 9780199553907 0199553904
OCLC Number: 76864402
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: xxvii, 186 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Pindar ; translated by Anthony Verity ; with an introduction and notes by Stephen Instone.
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The Greek poet Pindar (c. 518-428 BC) composed victory odes for winners in the ancient Games, including the Olympics. The Odes contain versions of some of the best known Greek myths and are also a  Read more...

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