Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | Yesterday, 10:19am

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$44.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Literary Criticism- General

Pindar: Victory Odes: Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics)

by

Pindar: Victory Odes: Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Greek lyric poet Pindar is renowned for his poems celebrating the victories of athletes in the great games of Greece at Olympia, Delphi (the Pythian Games), Corinth (the Isthmian Games) and Nemea. Pindar's victory odes have the reputation of being complex and allusive in their language and reference. In this much-needed commentary on seven of the extant odes, Professor Willcock aims to open up Pindar's poetry to a wider readership by starting with a short and straightforward poem and progressing by level of difficulty to one of the greatest. The book begins with an introduction that includes sections on Pindar's life and on his thought, language and style, but that pays particular attention to the genre of the victory ode and its conventions.

Synopsis:

A presentation by Professor Willcock of seven of Pindar's extant poems celebrating the victories of athletes.

Synopsis:

A presentation by Professor Willcock of seven of Pindar's extant poems celebrating the victories of athletes.

Synopsis:

The Greek lyric poet Pindar is renowned for poems celebrating athletic victories in the great games of Olympia, Delphi, Corinth and Nemea. Seven extant odes are analyzed with the aid of a commentary that progresses by level of difficulty and pays critical attention to the conventions of the victory ode.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-178) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Greek lyric poetry; 2. Pindar's life and works; 3. The games; 4. The victors; 5. The genre; 6. Pindar's thought; 7. Pindar's style; 8. Pindar's language; 9. Metrical form; 10. The text and scholia; Pindar: Victory Odes: The Eleventh Olympian; The Seventh Isthmian; The Fourth Isthmian; The Third Isthmian; The Fourth Nemean; The Seventh Olympian; The Second Olympian; Commentary; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521436366
Editor:
Willcock, Malcolm M.
Author:
Willcock, Malcolm M.
Author:
Easterling, P. E.
Author:
Hardie, Philip
Author:
Pindar, Peter
Author:
Hunter, Richard
Author:
Willcock, M. M.
Author:
Kenney, E. J.
Author:
Pindar
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Odes
Subject:
Greek poetry, modern
Subject:
Mythology, Greek -- Poetry.
Subject:
Athletics -- Greece -- Poetry.
Subject:
Games -- Greece -- Poetry.
Subject:
Heroes -- Greece -- Poetry.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Olympic games (Ancient)--Poetry
Subject:
Olympic games (Ancient)--Poetry Olympic games
Subject:
Olympic games (Ancient)
Subject:
Athletics -- Greece.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Series Volume:
map I-2150-B
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.04x5.04x.49 in. .48 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Oxford Classical Texts Series #0001:... New Hardcover $86.95
  2. Oratory of Classical Greece #05:... New Trade Paper $32.50
  3. Clouds Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek » Texts
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

Pindar: Victory Odes: Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7 (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$44.50 In Stock
Product details 192 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521436366 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A presentation by Professor Willcock of seven of Pindar's extant poems celebrating the victories of athletes.
"Synopsis" by , A presentation by Professor Willcock of seven of Pindar's extant poems celebrating the victories of athletes.
"Synopsis" by , The Greek lyric poet Pindar is renowned for poems celebrating athletic victories in the great games of Olympia, Delphi, Corinth and Nemea. Seven extant odes are analyzed with the aid of a commentary that progresses by level of difficulty and pays critical attention to the conventions of the victory ode.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.