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Author Boeke, Hanna.

Title The value of victory in Pindar's odes [electronic resource] : gnomai, cosmology and the role of the poet / by Hanna Boeke.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description x, 230 p.
Series Mnemosyne bibliotheca classica Batava, 0169-8958 ; v. 285
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 285.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-208) and indexes.
Contents Gnomai as a source of cosmological reflection -- The nature of gnomai according to modern scholarship -- Ancient thinking on gnomai -- The "true point" of gnomai -- The gnomic expression of cosmology in Pindar -- Definitions and assumptions -- The elemental forces : fate, God, nature and man -- The human condition -- Man in society -- Cosmology in action : an analysis of selected odes -- Olympian 12 : an immigrant and his adopted city -- Isthmian 4 : creating for an ill-favoured victor -- Olympian 13 : praising an ambitious family -- The poet as mediator of cosmology -- Isthmian 4 : the poet modifies a cosmological premise -- Olympian 13 : the poet demonstrates cosmological principles -- Cosmology and the poet in short odes -- Olympian 9 and Nemean 3 : the poet assumes different attitudes to a central cosmological tenet.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Pindar -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cosmology, Ancient, in literature.
Praise in literature.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789004158481 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004158480 (hardback : alk. paper)