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Published: 17 May 2018

376 Pages


ISBN: 9780198821274

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Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Henry Spelman

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • Offers the first book-length study devoted to the rhetoric and realities of literary permanence in early Greek poetry
  • Discusses in detail the entire corpus of Pindaric victory odes, as well as Pindar's other genres of poetry
  • Situates the poet in relation to both earlier and later poetry, enabling a fuller appreciation of his literary and historical contexts and reception
  • Combines detailed readings of individual passages with broad yet incisive historical arguments