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Pindar's poetics of immortality

Author: Asya C Sigelman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Asya Sigelman offers a new approach to the odes, exploring the fact that Pindar's language and imagery suggest that the athlete's victory is only a weaker version of the poet's immortalizing feat. Examining several central Pindaric images, Sigelman shows that they are fundamentally reflexive, structured as expressions of poetic creativity engaged in a perpetual synthesis of intra-poetic time-of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Pindar; Pindar.; Pindarus; Pindare.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asya C Sigelman
ISBN: 9781107135017 110713501X
OCLC Number: 922561794
Description: x, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Microstructure of Pindar's poetic time scheme: compound adjectives and lyric narratives --
Macrostructure of Pindar's poetic time scheme: the song-journey --
Case study: Pythian II- --
Case study: Pythian 4.
Responsibility: Asya C. Sigelman.

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Offers a new approach to Pindar's victory odes by focusing on their poetic aim of immortalization.  Read more...

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