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Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

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Zusatztext this book is useful and interesting, and likely to stimulate thinking both on the Aeginetan odes themselves and on grou... Lire la suite
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Zusatztext this book is useful and interesting, and likely to stimulate thinking both on the Aeginetan odes themselves and on groups of interrelated Pindaric odes more broadly. Informationen zum Autor The late Anne Pippin Burnett was formerly Professor Emerita, Classics, University of Chicago. Klappentext This book consists of individual studies of the poet Pindar's eleven odes for the victors of the athletic contests on the island of Aigina. Anne Pippin Burnett addresses questions of mythic self-presentation, as well as Pindar's techniques for unifying his audience and leading it into a shared experience of inspired success. Zusammenfassung This book consists of individual studies of Pindar's eleven odes for Aiginetan victors, preceded by a brief survey of the history of the island and the nature of its aristocracy. Anne Pippin Burnett's discussion is particularly attentive to questions of mythic self-presentation, as exemplified in the pedimental sculptures of the Aphaia Temple and the parallel `narrative' sections of the odes. The overall concern is with Pindaric techniques for unifying an audienceand leading it into a shared experience of inspired success, but there is also a concern with the realities of athletic contest and its celebration.

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The late Anne Pippin Burnett was formerly Professor Emerita, Classics, University of Chicago.

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This book consists of individual studies of the poet Pindar's eleven odes for the victors of the athletic contests on the island of Aigina. Anne Pippin Burnett addresses questions of mythic self-presentation, as well as Pindar's techniques for unifying his audience and leading it into a shared experience of inspired success.



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This book consists of individual studies of Pindar's eleven odes for Aiginetan victors, preceded by a brief survey of the history of the island and the nature of its aristocracy. Anne Pippin Burnett's discussion is particularly attentive to questions of mythic self-presentation, as exemplified in the pedimental sculptures of the Aphaia Temple and the parallel `narrative' sections of the odes. The overall concern is with Pindaric techniques for unifying an audience and leading it into a shared experience of inspired success, but there is also a concern with the realities of athletic contest and its celebration.

Contenu

I. THE AUDIENCE; 1. Aiginetans and Aiakids; 2. The Pediments of the Aphaia Temple; 3. Contest and Coming of Age; II. THE PERFORMANCES; 4. Nemean Five. Peleus' Wedding Song; 5. Isthmian Six. Engendering Ajax; 6. Isthmian Five. Achilles and Telephos; 7. Isthmian Eight. A Monster Avoided; 8. Nemean Four. Wrestling with a Form-Changer; 9. Nemean Three. The Education of Achilles; 10. Nemean Six. Athletes as Heroes; 11. Nemean Eight. Slander and Praise; 12. Nemean Seven. Neoptolemos at Delphi; 13. Olympian Eight. Snakes at the Walls of Troy; 14. Pythian Eight. A Phantom's Dream; 15. Afternote: The Audience Again

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina
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Code EAN: 9780199277940
ISBN: 978-0-19-927794-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 288
Poids: 465g
Taille: H222mm x B148mm x T20mm
Année: 2005