The Extant Odes of Pindar - 518? BC-438? BC Pindar

The Extant Odes of Pindar

  • Release Date: Jan 14th, 2004
  • Genre: Ancient

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It is as an attempt towards obviating the first of these hindrances to the study of Pindar, the difficulty of his language, that this translation is of course especially intended. In proportion to our familiarity not only with Hellenic mythology and history, but with Hellenic life and habits of thought generally, will be our readiness and facility in seizing the drift and import of what Pindar says, in divining what has passed through his mind: and in his case perhaps even more than in the case of other poets, this facility
will increase indefinitely with our increasing acquaintance with his works and with the light thrown on each part of them by the rest

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