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The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

L. A. Swift

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Choral performance permeated Greek life on every level, from private weddings and funerals to large‐scale religious festivals, yet the relationship between these ritual choruses and the better known ... 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


Genres of Poetry

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter turns to questions of genre in the first instance to understand the cultural context in which a person could be charged with impiety for composing a hymn to a friend. Greek poetic genres ... More


Kinds of Hymn

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

That Aristotle borrowed the standard form for lyric hymns is shown through an analysis of Ariphron’s song in praise of Health, which is classified as a kind of hymn, a “paean,” in our sources. The ... More


Pindaric Accompaniments

W. B. Henry

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The performance of Pindar's epinician odes has been much discussed of late, in particular the question whether the odes were composed for a vocal soloist or for a choir. But the instrumental ... More


Pindar's Eyes: Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry

David Fearn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198746379
eISBN:
9780191808449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746379.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book assesses the ways in which Pindar, as well as other epinician poets, investigates the theme of aesthetic, and specifically visual, experience in early classical Greece. Major case studies ... More


Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity

Felix J. Meister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198847687
eISBN:
9780191882357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847687.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph focuses on passages of archaic and classical Greek poetry where certain human individuals in certain moments are presented as approximating to the gods. The approximation pursued is ... More


Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar's Sicilian Odes

Virginia M. Lewis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190910310
eISBN:
9780190910341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910310.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar’s Sicilian Odes argues that Pindar engages in a striking, innovative style of mythmaking that represents and shapes Sicilian identities in his epinician odes ... More


Warding off a Hailstorm of Blood: Pindar on Martial Elegy

Christopher G. Brown

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Isthmian 7 Pindar celebrates the victory of Strepsiades of Thebes. In place of the usual mythic narrative the centrepiece of this poem is the commemoration of the homonymous uncle of the victor, ... More


Menelaus Εὐρυβίης‎

Anna R. Stelow

in Menelaus in the Archaic Period: Not Quite the Best of the Achaeans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780199685929
eISBN:
9780191888731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685929.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter examines Simonides’ ‘Plataea Elegy’. Sometime not long after the Greek defeat of the Persian army at Plataea, Simonides composed an elegy to commemorate this world-historical ... More


Metalepsis and the Apostrophe of Heroes in Pindar

Irene J. F. de Jong

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is an analysis of the metaleptic effect of apostrophe in narratives that are embedded in a lyric frame, using the example of the Pindaric epinician ode. In apostrophe, a narrator ‘turns ... More


Epigraphic Literacy in Fifth-century Epinician and its Audiences

Joseph Day

in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665747
eISBN:
9780191758201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter concerns the reception of verse inscriptions (epigrams) on dedications in archaic and fifth-century Greece. Literary accounts of reading inscriptions are in short supply, but indirect ... More


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

Kathryn A. Morgan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book attempts a fully contextualized reading of the praise poetry written by Pindar for Hieron of Syracuse in the 470s BC. It argues that the songs composed by Pindar for the Sicilian tyrant ... More


The Disappearance of Melampous in Bacchylides’ Ode 11

Margaret Foster

in Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 4 reads Bacchylides’s Ode 11 as a specific example of the ideological suppression of the seer in colonial discourse. In his rendition of the myth of the Proitids, Bacchylides deliberately ... More


Hagesias as Sunoikistēr: Mantic Authority and Colonial Ideology in Pindar’s Olympian 6

Margaret Foster

in Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reveals what happens when a seer is included in a foundation and the poetic maneuvers required to effect this incorporation. I consider both the broader historical and political ... More


Amphiaraos, Alkmaion, and Delphi’s Oracular Monopoly

Margaret Foster

in Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 6 demystifies Delphi’s oracular monopoly in colonial discourse. An investigation of the myth of Alkmaion, found in sources such as Thucydides, Diodorus Siculus, and Ps.-Apollodorus, discloses ... More


Epinician Swearing

Bonnie MacLachlan

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Swearing on oath was a common practice in ancient Greece. A puzzling aspect of oath-taking is that assertory and promissory oaths tend to be taken only in situations of epistemic uncertainty. In ... More


Introduction

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/9780199366859.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction presents the book’s focus on Pindar’s construction of a model of virtuous monarchy for Hieron of Syracuse in the epinician odes he composed for Hieron’s victories at panhellenic ... More


The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

Nigel Nicholson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190209094
eISBN:
9780190209117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209094.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the relationship between epinician and the heroizing narratives about athletes, or “hero-athlete narratives,” that circulated orally in Sicily and Italy in the late archaic and ... More


Vital Light in Isthmian 4

Henry Spelman

in Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198821274
eISBN:
9780191860645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821274.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Isthmian 4 is very interested in light imagery. This chapter offers an interpretation of this ode focused on the interplay between fire and celestial light in order to show how these images invite ... More


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