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Published: 05 November 2015

376 Pages | 20 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190209094

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The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West

Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

Nigel Nicholson

Greeks Overseas

  • Considers the operation of epinician within a specific political context of the Greek West as shaped by the Deinomenid tyrants, Hieron and Gelon
  • Detailed examination of how Deinomenid interest shaped epinician and affected who commissioned epinicians
  • Offers a new perspective to the consideration of epinician as a form
  • Integrates Italian scholarship into the Anglophone debate