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Pindar's Nemeans (Sammlung Wissenschaftlicher Commentare (Swc)) (Ancient Greek Edition)

ISBN: 9783598730283
Publisher: K. G. Saur Verlag
Edition: Reprint 2011 ed.
Publication Date: 2005-06-27
Number of pages: 150
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This work provides new editions with introduction and commentary of five odes from Pindar's Nemeans. Three celebrate victories won by Aeginetans at the Nemean games (Nemeans 4, 6, and 8). The remaining two are drawn from the appendix to the book: Nemean 10, for the Argive wrestler Theaeus and his family, including the famous myth of the Dioscuri, and Nemean 11, for the installation of a prytanis on the island of Tenedos. The commentaries elucidate problems of metre, text, and interpretation, and provide up-to-date treatment of the language and subject-matter of the poems.

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