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Bacchylides : a selection

Author: Bacchylides.; Herwig Maehler
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a selection of songs of praise and songs for choral performances composed by Bacchylides (c. 520-450 BC).

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bacchylides.; Herwig Maehler
ISBN: 0521590361 9780521590365 0521599776 9780521599771
OCLC Number: 52559183
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: Texts of the works of Bacchylides are in Greek.
Description: 279 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Introduction --
Bakchylidou Epinikoi --
Bakchylidou Dithyramboi --
Paianes --
Prosodia --
Enkomia --
Series Title: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by H. Maehler.
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Bacchylides (c. 520-450 BC), like his contemporary Pindar, composed songs of praise for princes and victorious athletes and songs for choral performances at religious festivals. Their stylistic  Read more...


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