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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


People, Places, Prosopography, and Politics

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/9780199249190.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines overlaps and differences between the treatment of particular individuals (including families), cities, and places in Thucydides and Pindar. It is organized geographically, ... More


1. Aigina and the Aiakids

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/9780199277940.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pindar's Aiginetan odes were made for the commercial aristocracy of a small, civilised, and very rich island. The commercial success of Aigina attracted the interest of Argos and Epidauros, and for ... More


2. The Pediments of the Aphaia Temple

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/9780199277940.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The lords of Aigina engaged in an act of mythic manipulation that was grandiose, arrogant, and antagonistic to Athens, in which the exploited Aiakids were not small cult statues but enormous pieces ... More


3. Contest and Coming of Age

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/9780199277940.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The choral songs written by Pindar for the young athletes of Aigina offer a reliable sketch of the island's practice, as it recognised and commemorated an athletic victory. The patrons of the eleven ... More


7. Isthmian 8: A Monster Avoided

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/9780199277940.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The special problems Pindar had faced in making an ode for Lampon were intensified when, a few years later, another from Aigina, Telesarchos, commissioned an ode for his son, Kleandros. Isthmian 8 is ... More


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


12. Nemean 7: Neoptolemos at Delphi

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/9780199277940.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the ode Nemean 7, Pindar ostensibly praises a boy named Sogenes, the first Aiginetan to win the boys' pentathlon at the games held for Zeus at Nemea. It is a highly polished epinician performance ... More


14. Pythian 8: A Phantom’s Dream

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/9780199277940.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

According to ancient scholars, Pythian 8 was performed in 446 BC, shortly before Pindar's death. Pythian 8 is the first Pindaric ode known to have been performed on Aigina since the island lost its ... More


15. Afternote: The Audience as Participant

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/9780199277940.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pindar meant that his odes for the young athletes of Aigina should bring audiences into the state of healing jollity that he called Euphrosyna. As distinct from the symposium, a victory celebration ... More


Introduction

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/9780199277940.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers the eleven odes composed by Pindar for the athletes of Aigina and looks at the pleasures taken and the influences felt as a particular audience watched each performance. The odes ... More


Dis-integration, 400–600

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Ever since Edward Gibbon wrote his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire the question why, when and indeed whether this great Roman Empire fell has been ... More


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