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Epinician odes and dithyrambs of Bacchylides

Author: Bacchylides.; David R Slavitt
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David R. Slavitt brings new life to the surviving fifteen epinician odes and five dithyrambs of Bacchylides.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Named Person: Bacchylides; Bacchylide; Bacchylide; Bacchylides.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bacchylides.; David R Slavitt
ISBN: 0812234472 9780812234473
OCLC Number: 38130603
Description: 83 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated by David R. Slavitt.

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With the discovery in 1896 of a papyrus containing Bacchylides' work, 1,382 lines were reassembled and the poems of Bacchylides finally began to take shape for the modern reader. This book argues  Read more...

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"Slavitt has an astonishing knack for making classical poetry readable and, above all, experienceable... [He] seems to have a free and easy-and very personal-conversance with the ancient world, and Read more...

 
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