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Pindar's Paeans : a reading of the fragments with a survey of the genre

Author: Pindar.; Ian Rutherford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The paean, or sacred hymn to Apollo, had a central place in the song-dance culture of classical Greece. The most celebrated examples of the genre in antiquity were Pindar's paeans, which became known to scholars in this century thanks to the discovery of papyrus fragments, some published as recently as 1989. This book offers the first comprehensive re-evaluation of the poems. It includes a text and translation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Traductions anglaises
Anthologies
Poésie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pindar.
Pindar's Paeans.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606516728
Named Person: Pindar; Apollo, (Deity); Apollo, (Deity); Pindar.; Pindare; Pindare.; Pindare; Pindar.; Apollo, (Deity); Pindar.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pindar.; Ian Rutherford
ISBN: 0198143818 9780198143819
OCLC Number: 46640681
Language Note: Greek text and English translation of all the paeans with a supplement comprising fragments of poems of uncertain genres.
Description: xvi, 546 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Paeans.
Responsibility: Ian Rutherford.
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This is a scholarly edition of the paeans, or sacred hymns to Apollo, written by the famous classical poet Pindar. They are the most celebrated examples of a genre which once held a central place in  Read more...

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