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Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Kiichiro Itsumi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book describes the metrical features of the twenty-two Pindaric epinikia which are not composed in dactylo-epitrite (‘the other half’). These odes are puzzling, and scholars currently assume, ... More


Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

W. S. Barrett

M. L. West (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

W. S. Barrett (1914-2001) was one of the finest Hellenists of the second half of the 20th century, known above all for his celebrated edition of Euripides' Hippolytus. This volume of his collected ... More


Introduction to Part II

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This part of the book demonstrates an intertextual relationship between the prose of Thucydides and the poetry of Pindar and Bacchylides. This chapter attempts to justify the procedures followed, and ... More


Conclusion

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter argues that the ancient literary critics were right to see stylistic similarities between Pindar and Thucydides. Pindar's poetry, especially but not only his epinikian odes, ... More


Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Anne Pippin Burnett

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines choral performance, audience response, and the poetic means used by Greek lyric poet Pindar to control this response. It consists of individual studies of Pindar's eleven odes for ... More


Conclusion

DAVID FEARN

in Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199215508
eISBN:
9780191707018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215508.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that classical scholarship has generally sought to evaluate Bacchylides negatively by placing him side by side ... More


Epinikion

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Greek tragedy evokes epinician poetry. The chapter begins with a discussion of epinician as a genre, drawing on both Pindar and Bacchylides. In particular, it explores how ... More


Political Translations: Hölderlin's Das Höchste

Andrew Benjamin

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the way translation and commentary — recognizing immediately that there will be an inevitable confluence between them — provides an important type of access to the politics ... More


Rules for Consistent Analysis

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that consistency is required for the segmentation of verses. Verse-end is clear in most of Pindar's cases. Phrase-boundary within a verse must be set objectively as well. A series ... More


Composition of Verses

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter treats verses as a whole. First, topics common to both metres are discussed, including RSS (ratio of short syllables to long), which is one of the strongest criteria for classifying ... More


The Three Classes of Stanza‐Forms

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the metre of a stanza-form as a whole. Based on observations in the preceding chapters, the stanza-forms can be classified stylistically into three groups. Class I belongs ... More


The Lyric Orchestra

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter applies the new theory of the accent in a choral analysis of lyric verse. The first section, ‘The Lord of the Dance’, calls attention to a new relationship between the poet and his ... More


Shorter Notes

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses works by several writers including Pindar, Sophocles, and Euripedes. Among these are Pindar's Nemean 4. 23, Sophocles' Antigone 411 f., and Euripides' Alkestis.


Pindar and Psaumis: Olympians 4 and 5

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Olympians 4 and 5 were written for a certain Psaumis son of Akron, a citizen of Kamarina in Sicily. They raise two separate problems: first, the nature and date of the victories ... More


Pindar's Odes for Hagesidamos of Lokroi: Olympians 10 and 11 *

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter talks about two odes of Pindar, Olympians 10 and 11. The odes were written for a victor from Lokroi in Italy, Hagesidamos son.


Fragment of a Commentary on Pindar, Olympian 10

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a fragment of a commentary on Pindar's ode, Olympian 10.


Pindar's Twelfth Olympian and the Fall of the Deinomenidai *

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Pindar's ode, Olympian 12, which celebrates a number of victories won by Ergoteles of Himera in Sicily. It is not in any proper sense an Olympian at all: the first victory ... More


The Oligaithidai and their Victories (Pindar, Olympian 13; SLG 339, 340) *

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Pindar's thirteenth Olympian. The ode celebrates a double Olympic victory (stadion and pentathlon) won in 464 by a member of the Corinthian family of the Oligaithidai, ... More


Two Studies in Pindaric Metre *

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Short ancipitia in Pindar's dactyloepitrites are more common in the first triad of an ode than in later triads: in first triads about one anceps in nine is short, in later triads about one in ... More


Introduction

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins by providing background material on Greek athletics and the main epinikian poets, especially Pindar. It examines the curious parallels between modern attitudes to ... More


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