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Pindar: Selected Odes

Abstract

Pindar's Odes, blending beauty of poetic form and profundity of thought, are one of the wonders of Ancient Greece. Composed in the first instance to commemorate athletics victories, they fan out like a peacock's tail to illuminate with brilliant subtlety and imagination the human condition in general, and how our moments of heroic achievement are inevitably tempered by our mortal frailties. This edition aims to make for the first time a selection of these wonderful, but complex, poems accessible and enjoyable not only to scholars and advanced students but especially to sixth-form students and ... More

Keywords: Pindar, Ancient Greece, human condition, poems, heroic achievement, mortal frailty, Greek myths, odes

Bibliographic Information

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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