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Pindar: Selected Odes$
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Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780856686689

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780856686689.001.0001

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Pindar Selected Odes

Pindar Selected Odes

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Pindar: Selected Odes
Stephen Instone
Liverpool University Press

This chapter provides the text and translation of the five victory poems in Pindar's Odes. Olympian One celebrates the victory of Hieron, tyrant of Syracuse, in the horse race at the Olympic Games of 476 BC. Telesicrates is generally unknown, apart from what is told in Pythian Nine, such as his origins in Cyrene, a Greek colony in north Africa, and that his father was called Carneiadas. Nemean Two was composed for a victor in the pancration at the Nemean Games which were in honour of Zeus, while Nemean Three was also composed for a victor in the pancration but this time for Arlstocleidas, son of Aristophanes from the lsland of Aegina. In Isthmian One, Pindar introduces the victor named Herodotus, the son of Asopodorus that came from Thebes.

Keywords:   Pindar, Odes, Olympian One, Phythian Nine, Nemean Two, Nemean Three, Isthmian One

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