Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 2 figures
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 01/07/2005
- Category: Ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE
- ISBN: 9780199277940
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