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The value of victory in Pindar's odes : gnomai, cosmology and the role of the poet

Author: Hanna Boeke
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 285.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the cosmological context of Pindar's odes, and how it influences his presentation of praise. This work gives an overview of cosmological ideas based on gnomai which is complemented by detailed literary analyses.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boeke, Hanna.
Value of victory in Pindar's odes.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(DLC) 2007046054
Named Person: Pindar; Pindar; Pindar.; Pindar; Epinikia.; PÍndaro; Pindarus.; Pindaros
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hanna Boeke
ISBN: 9789047422822 9047422821 1281921777 9781281921772
OCLC Number: 646789608
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Gnomai as a source of cosmological reflection --
The nature of gnomai according to modern scholarship --
Ancient thinking on gnomai --
The "true point" of gnomai --
The gnomic expression of cosmology in Pindar --
Definitions and assumptions --
The elemental forces : fate, God, nature and man --
The human condition --
Man in society --
Cosmology in action : an analysis of selected odes --
Olympian 12 : an immigrant and his adopted city --
Isthmian 4 : creating for an ill-favoured victor --
Olympian 13 : praising an ambitious family --
The poet as mediator of cosmology --
Isthmian 4 : the poet modifies a cosmological premise --
Olympian 13 : the poet demonstrates cosmological principles --
Cosmology and the poet in short odes --
Olympian 9 and Nemean 3 : the poet assumes different attitudes to a central cosmological tenet.
Series Title: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 285.
Responsibility: by Hanna Boeke.

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