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Published: 10 July 2008

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780199553907

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The Complete Odes

Translated by Anthony Verity and Edited by Stephen Instone

Oxford World's Classics

  • An excellent new translation of the Greek poet Pindar's victory odes for winners in the ancient Games, with comprehensive, up-to-date introductory material and annotation, of special interest in Olympic years.
  • This collaboration between translator and leading scholar produces an accurate, readable text and first-class contextualization.
  • Anthony Verity's translation is readable, lucid, and keeps close to the Greek without lapsing into obscurity.
  • The succinct introduction by Stephen Instone outlines the essential nature of Pindar's odes as well as explaining the nature of the Games, the events, and the participants
  • Explanatory notes help the reader to navigate Pindar's sometimes compressed and allusive expressive technique.

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