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Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Bacchylides: A Selection

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Publisher Comments:

Like his contemporary Pindar, Baccylides (c. 520-450 BC) composed songs of praise for princes and victorious athletes and songs for choral performances at religious festivals. Although lost in Late Antiquity, many of them have been recovered from papyri found in Egypt. Their clear formal structure and vivid narrative make them more easily accessible than Pindar's verse and they are elegant specimens of the exclusive and sophisticated choral lyric poetry from the first half of fifth-century BC Greece. (This selection contains the first English commentary since 1905).

Book News Annotation:

Maehler (emeritus papyrology, U. College, London) has selected from his complete two-volume edition of Greek lyric poet Bacchylides (520-450 BC), and translated and revised the German commentary for English readers. The poems themselves remain in Greek. The originals are Die Lieder des Bakchylides (1982) and Die Dithyramben und Fragmente (1997).
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Maehler (emeritus papyrology, U. College, London) has selected from his complete two-volume edition of Greek lyric poet Bacchylides (520-450 BC), and translated and revised the German commentary for English readers. The poems themselves remain in Greek. The originals are Die Lieder des Bakchylides (1982) and Die Dithyramben und Fragmente (1997). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A selection of songs of praise and songs for choral performances composed by Bacchylides (c. 520???450 BC).

About the Author

Herwig Maehler is Emeritus Professor of Papyrology at the Department of Greek and Latin, University College London. His publications include Die Auffassung des Dichterberufs im frühen Griechentum bis zur Zeit Pindars (1963), Die Handschriften der S. Jacobi-Kirche Hamburg (1967), Urkunden römischer Zeit (1968), Papyri aus Hermupolis (1974), Die Lieder des Bakchylides (2 vols.) (1982, 1997); Greek Bookhands of the Early Byzantine Period (with G. Cavallo) 1987; editions of Bacchylides and Pindar.

Table of Contents

Introduction; BAKCHYLIDOU EPINIKOI; BAKCHYLIDOU DITHYRAMBOI; PAIANES; PROSODIA; ENKOMIA (?); Commentary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521599771
Editor:
Maehler, Herwig
Editor:
Maehler, H.
Editor:
Maehler, Herwig
Editor:
Maehler, H.
Author:
Easterling, P. E.
Author:
Hardie, Philip
Author:
Kenney, E. J.
Author:
Hunter, Richard
Author:
Bacchylides
Author:
Maehler, H.
Author:
Maehler, Herwig
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Athletes
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Athletics
Subject:
Laudatory poetry, Greek.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Athletics -- Greece.
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Series Volume:
working paper #44
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
279
Dimensions:
7.34x4.72x.72 in. .68 lbs.

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Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
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