Pindar

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Pindar, the ancient Greek lyric poet whose work has been best preserved, lived in the fifth century BCE and composed odes in honour of victorious athletes for performance to their aristocratic kinsmen, neighbours and friends. In this introduction to his poetry Anne Pippin Burnett considers the social context of such entertainments and focuses on the effects produced by the fragmentary episodes from myth that Pindar skilfully weaves into most of his odes.

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Pindar

Pindar

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9781853997112     Product Code: 222291

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Pindar, the ancient Greek lyric poet whose work has been best preserved, lived in the fifth century BCE and composed odes in honour of victorious athletes for performance to their aristocratic kinsmen, neighbours and friends. In this introduction to his poetry Anne Pippin Burnett considers the social context of such entertainments and focuses on the effects produced by the fragmentary episodes from myth that Pindar skilfully weaves into most of his odes.

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