By Simon Hornblower
Simon Hornblower argues for a dating among Thucydides and Pindar no longer up to now said in glossy scholarship. He argues that historic critics have been correct to notice stylistic similarities among those nice exponents of the "severe variety" in prose and verse. partially One he explores the heritage of epinikian poetry and athletics, the values shared via the 2 authors, and faith and colonization myths, and offers a geographically geared up survey of Pindar's Mediterranean global, exploiting onomastic facts. half comprises an research of Thucydides' account of the Olympic video games of 420 BC; discussions of the 4 elements of Thucydides' historical past of their relation to Pindar; statements of process, excursuses, speeches, and narrative, particularly the Sicilian books; and a stylistic-literary comparability of Thucydides and Pindar.
Read Online or Download Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry PDF
Similar medieval books
This concise and full of life survey introduces scholars with out past wisdom to Chaucer, and especially to the 'Canterbury Tales'. Written in an invitingly inclusive but intellectually refined type, it presents crucial evidence in regards to the poet, together with a biography and comic strip of his significant works, in addition to supplying a framework for considering creatively approximately his writing.
All of us manage to realize and create humour, yet how precisely will we do it? Salvatore Attardo and Victor Raskin have tried to provide an explanation for the workings of humour with their normal conception of Verbal Humor (1991). The imperative objective of Hamilton's research is to check the usefulness of the overall conception of Verbal Humor on a selected corpus through choosing and reading the narrative constructions that create humour.
3 historical battles, from the coming of the Vikings in early Britain to the Norman invasion, are instructed in photo novel layout: In 793, the sacking of Lindisfarne is the 1st Viking raid on Britain; At Ediginton, Alfred the nice defends the dominion of Wessex from Vikings in 878; In 1066, English forces, exhausted from struggling with the Vikings, face
- Syntactic Change in Medieval French: Verb-Second and Null Subjects
- Idleness working : the discourse of love’s labor from Ovid through Chaucer
- The Cambridge Medieval History - Vol. 3 ; Germany and the Western Empire (black-white)
- Count and bishop in medieval Germany: a study of regional power, 1100-1350
Additional info for Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry
M[illett] in OCD3 'eranos', and Hornblower 1991: 3iif. onTh. 2. 43. i. 64 Epinikian (victory) odes 21 referred to in epinikian poetry, but epinikian poetry itself, did indeed develop out of the two early phenomena which attracted Eratosthenes' interest, namely spontaneous phylbbolia and ritual cries oftenella. The first solid name we can now associate with epinikian poetry is that of a western Greek of the mid-sixth century BG, Ibykos ofRhegion, modern Reggio di Calabria, in south Italy. 67 Traffic between later archaic Samos and the West is securely attested: after the failure of the six-year Ionian revolt in 494 BG (Hdt.
65 For this word and concept see P. G. M[illett] in OCD3 'eranos', and Hornblower 1991: 3iif. onTh. 2. 43. i. 64 Epinikian (victory) odes 21 referred to in epinikian poetry, but epinikian poetry itself, did indeed develop out of the two early phenomena which attracted Eratosthenes' interest, namely spontaneous phylbbolia and ritual cries oftenella. The first solid name we can now associate with epinikian poetry is that of a western Greek of the mid-sixth century BG, Ibykos ofRhegion, modern Reggio di Calabria, in south Italy.
3. 23-4) into praise of Hieron and his victorious swift Olympic-running horses (line 3-4) he raises his subject to an international level. At a stroke he brings the colonial Greece o together o of the West, three great panhellenic sanctuaries in Greece proper (not just Olympia but Delphi and Delos will feature in the poem, lines 17-21 and 58), and the eastern barbarian power which first compelled the Greeks, that is of Ionia, to payment of tribute (Hdt. i. 6. 2). At the same time Pindar undoubtedly writes for localperformance,124 120 In the end this acceptance of extensive Pindaric travels has a subjective element, just as we cannot actually disprove the sterile notion that Herodotus' information was not derived from autopsy but second-hand or made up.