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The Odes of Pindar by Cecil Bowra

Arguably the greatest Greek lyric poet, Pindar 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 the 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 successful athlete transformed and transfigured by the power of the gods.

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CIN000436083
The Odes of Pindar by Cecil Bowra
Cecil Bowra
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1982-09-30
256
014044209X
9780140442090
N/A
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