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Thucydides and Pindar : historical narrative and the world of Epinikian poetry

Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thucydides was one of the greatest of the ancient Greek historians and Pindar one of the greatest Greek poets, specializing in celebratory odes for victors in the great games - above all at Olympia.  Read more...

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Named Person: Thucydides; Thucydides.; Thucydides; Pindar; Pindar; Thucydide; Thucydide.; Thucydide; Pindare; Pindare; Pindar.; Thukydides.; Thucydides.; Pindar.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Hornblower
ISBN: 0199249199 9780199249190
OCLC Number: 56655274
Description: xv, 454 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: I ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Could Thucydides have known Pindar, and did he? ; 3. Content and outlook ; 4. Myths, religion, women, colonization ; 5. People, places, prosopography, and politics ; II. THUCYDIDES PINDARICUS ; 6. Introduction to Part II ; 7. The clearest example of Thucydides Pindaricus: 5.49-50, the Olympic Games of 420 BC ; 8. Statements of method; causation ; 9. 'Antiquarian' excursions ; 10. Speeches ; 11. Narrative ; 12. Thucydides and Pindar: a stylistic comparison ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Simon Hornblower.
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