Pindar's Poetry, Patrons, and Festivals : From Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire.

By: Hornblower, SimonContributor(s): Morgan, CatherinePublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007Copyright date: ©2007Description: 1 online resource (490 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191537981Subject(s): Pindar -- Criticism and interpretation.;Bacchylides -- Criticism and interpretation.;Laudatory poetry, Greek -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pindar's Poetry, Patrons, and Festivals : From Archaic Greece to the Roman EmpireDDC classification: 884.01 LOC classification: PA4276.P57 2007Online resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Map: The Mediterranean World of Pindar -- 1. Introduction -- Part 1 -- 2. The Origins of the Festivals, especially Delphi and the Pythia -- 3. Origins of the Olympics -- 4. Pindar, Athletes, and the Early Greek Statue Habit -- 5. Fame, Memorial, and Choral Poetry: The Origins of Epinikian Poetry-an Historical Study -- 6. Epinikian Eidography -- 7. Pindar's Poetry as Poetry: A Literary Commentary on Olympian 12 -- 8. Pindar, Place, and Performance -- Part 2 -- 9. Debating Patronage: The Cases of Argos and Corinth -- 10. Elite Mobility in the West -- 11. 'Dolphins in the Sea' ( Isthmian 9. 7): Pindar and the Aeginetans -- 12. Thessalian Aristocracy and Society in the Age of Epinikian -- Part 3 -- 13. The Entire House is Full of Crowns: Hellenistic Agōnes and the Commemoration of Victory -- 14. 'Kapetōleia Olympia': Roman Emperors and Greek Agōnes -- 15. Conclusion: The Prestige of the Games -- Bibliography -- Index locorum -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- X.
Summary: A collection of essays, by a stellar team of authors, about the praise (`epinikian') poetry of the classical poets Pindar and Bacchylides. The social and physical, as well as the literary, background to these poems celebrating athletic victory is explored in light of the latest archaeological and sociological insights.
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Intro -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Map: The Mediterranean World of Pindar -- 1. Introduction -- Part 1 -- 2. The Origins of the Festivals, especially Delphi and the Pythia -- 3. Origins of the Olympics -- 4. Pindar, Athletes, and the Early Greek Statue Habit -- 5. Fame, Memorial, and Choral Poetry: The Origins of Epinikian Poetry-an Historical Study -- 6. Epinikian Eidography -- 7. Pindar's Poetry as Poetry: A Literary Commentary on Olympian 12 -- 8. Pindar, Place, and Performance -- Part 2 -- 9. Debating Patronage: The Cases of Argos and Corinth -- 10. Elite Mobility in the West -- 11. 'Dolphins in the Sea' ( Isthmian 9. 7): Pindar and the Aeginetans -- 12. Thessalian Aristocracy and Society in the Age of Epinikian -- Part 3 -- 13. The Entire House is Full of Crowns: Hellenistic Agōnes and the Commemoration of Victory -- 14. 'Kapetōleia Olympia': Roman Emperors and Greek Agōnes -- 15. Conclusion: The Prestige of the Games -- Bibliography -- Index locorum -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- X.

A collection of essays, by a stellar team of authors, about the praise (`epinikian') poetry of the classical poets Pindar and Bacchylides. The social and physical, as well as the literary, background to these poems celebrating athletic victory is explored in light of the latest archaeological and sociological insights.

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