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The odes of Pindar

By: Pindar
Contributor(s): Bowra, C.M., transl
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Penguin classics)Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England Penguin c1969Description: 256pContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 014044209XSubject(s): Pindar | Laudatory poetry, Greek | Olympic games (Ancient) | Athletics | Mythology, Greek | GamesLOC classification: PA4275.E5 B6Abstract: Arguably the greatest Greek lyric poet, Pindar (518-438 B.C.) was a controversial figure in fifth-century Greece--a conservative boiotian aristocrat who studied in Athens and a writer on physical prowess whose interest in teh Games was largely philosophical. Pindar's Epinician Odes--choral songs extolling victories in the Games at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea and Korinth--cover the whole spectrum of the Greek moral order, from earthly competition to fate and mythology. But in C.M. Bowra's clear translation his one central image stands out--the succesful athlete transformed and transfigured by the power of the gods.'
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Translated, with an introduction, by C.M. Bowra.

Arguably the greatest Greek lyric poet, Pindar (518-438 B.C.) was a controversial figure in fifth-century Greece--a conservative boiotian aristocrat who studied in Athens and a writer on physical prowess whose interest in teh Games was largely philosophical. Pindar's Epinician Odes--choral songs extolling victories in the Games at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea and Korinth--cover the whole spectrum of the Greek moral order, from earthly competition to fate and mythology. But in C.M. Bowra's clear translation his one central image stands out--the succesful athlete transformed and transfigured by the power of the gods.'

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