Myth, locality, and identity in Pindar's Sicilian odes (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Myth, locality, and identity in Pindar's Sicilian odes

Author: Virginia M Lewis
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Series: Greeks overseas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Myth, Locality, and Identity argues that Pindar engages in a striking, innovative style of mythmaking that represents and shapes Sicilian identities in his epinician odes for Sicilian victors in the fifth century BCE. While Sicily has been thought to be lacking in local traditions for Pindar to celebrate, Lewis argues that the Sicilian odes offer examples of the formation of local traditions: the monster Typho whom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Pindar; Pindar.; Pindarus; Pindar; Pindare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia M Lewis
ISBN: 0190910313 9780190910310
OCLC Number: 1107856005
Description: xviii, 284 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Arriving in Syracuse: Arethusa and Syracusan civic identity --
Demeter and Persephone: ancestral cult and Sicilian identity --
Locating Aitnaian identity in Pindar's Pythian 1 --
Fluid identities: the river Akragas and the shaping of Akragantine identity in Olympian 2 --
Conclusions and test cases: Ergoteles of Himera and Psaumis of Kamarina.
Series Title: Greeks overseas.
Responsibility: Virginia M. Lewis.

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This book argues that Pindar engages in a striking, innovative style of mythmaking that represents and shapes Sicilian identities in his epinician odes for Sicilian victors in the fifth century BCE,  Read more...

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Every page contains an original insight into Pindar's poetry, or the politics of Greek Sicily, or the nature of Greek ritual and myth, or the formation of group identities, making it required reading Read more...

 
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