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Pindar's Victory songs

Author: Pindar.; Frank J Nisetich
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pindar's victory odes, written in the fifth century B.C. to commemorate the heroes of the athletic games, are some of the most powerful and intricte works of ancient Greek poetry -- and perhaps the most difficult to translate well.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Pindar.
Pindar's Victory songs.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1980
(OCoLC)564904182
Online version:
Pindar.
Pindar's Victory songs.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1980
(OCoLC)606205973
Named Person: Pindar; Pindar.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pindar.; Frank J Nisetich
ISBN: 0801823501 9780801823503 0801823560 9780801823565
OCLC Number: 5800480
Description: xiii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Hugh Lloyd-Jones --
Preface --
Introduction : Historical background ; Pindar's victory songs ; The translation --
The olympian odes --
The Pythian odes --
The Nemean odes --
The Isthmian odes --
Appendixes : The dating of Pindar's odes ; Geographical distribution of Pindar's odes ; Myths in the odes of Pindar ; Variant readings ; Athletic contests.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translation, introd., prefaces, Frank J. Nisetich.

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Pindar's victory odes, written in the fifth century B.C. to commemorate the heroes of the athletic games, are some of the most powerful and intricte works of ancient Greek poetry -- and perhaps the most difficult to translate well.

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""By far the best version [of Pindar] -- confident, fluent, scholarly, readable, poetic, the translation to recommended to the would-be reader of this intractable poet." -- Notes and Queries

 
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