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11. Nemean 8: Slander and Praise

Anne Pippin Burnett

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pindar's ode, Nemean 8, was performed to honour an adolescent boy who had chosen his father's event, the double-stade race, and duplicated his father's mainland victory. The song identifies Aigina, ... More


A Rhetor and His Audience: The Role of Invective

Raffaella Cribiore

in Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on certain of Libanius's orations, returning to consideration of his correspondence only at the end but considering the same issues of credibility and “reality.” It concentrates ... More


Lies, Fiction and Slander in Early Greek Poetry

E.L. Bowie

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges the idea that the invocation of the Muses in early Greek Poetry means that poets saw themselves as reporting historical facts. Referring to Homeric epic, Hesiod, and archaic ... More


Pythian 2: A Royal Poetics

Kathryn A. Morgan

in Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century B.C.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pindar’s second Pythian explores the issues inherent in an autocratic polity, addressing the reception of pre-eminence by presenting the principles according to which popular appreciation of royal ... More


Gossip…In Public

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is the first of three case studies examining different genres of gossip, and the role and pathways of gossip in and through ancient Athenian society. This case study looks at ‘public’ ... More


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