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Pindar's poetry, patrons, and festivals : from archaic Greece to the Roman Empire

Author: Simon Hornblower; Catherine Morgan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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A collection of essays, by a stellar team of authors, about the praise ('epinikian') poetry of the classical poets Pindar and Bacchylides. The social and physical, as well as the literary, background  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Pindar; Bacchylides; Pindarus.; Bacchylides.; Pindar.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Hornblower; Catherine Morgan
ISBN: 0199296723 9780199296729
OCLC Number: 71238475
Description: xiv, 473 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Simon Hornblower and Catherine Morgan --
The origins of the festivals, especially Delphi and the Pythia / John Davies --
Origins of the Olympics / Stephen Instone --
Pindar, athletes, and the early Greek statue habit / R.R.R. Smith --
Fame, memorial, and choral poetry : the origins of epinikian poetry : an historical study / Rosalind Thomas --
Epinikian eidography / N.J. Lowe --
Pindar's poetry as poetry : a literary commentary / Michael Silk --
Pindar, place, and performance / Christopher Carey --
Debating patronage : the cases of Argos and Corinth / Catherine Morgan --
Elite mobility in the West / Carla M. Antonaccio --
'Dolphins in the sea' (Isthmian 9.7) : Pindar and the Aeginetans / Simon Hornblower --
Thessalian aristocracy and society in the age of the Epinikian / Maria Stamatopoulou --
The entire house is full of crowns : Hellenistic agōnes and the commemoration of victory / Riet van Bremen --
'Kapetōleia Olympia' : Roman emperors and Greek agōnes / Tony Spawforth --
Conclusion : the prestige of the games / Mary Douglas.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Hornblower and Catherine Morgan.
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This is a rich and rewarding collection of fifteen articles about Pindar's victory odes and their social, historical, and political contexts A. D. Morrisson, The Classical Review These uniformily Read more...

 
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