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The Odes
by: Pindar in Paperback, 256
Published 30-9-1982 by Penguin Books

The Odes 'What Pindar catches is the joy beyond ordinary emotions as it transcends and transforms them' —C. M. Bowra

Arguably the greatest Greek lyric poet, Pindar (518-438 B.C.) was a controversial figure in fifth-century Greece—a conservative Boiotian aristocrat who studied in Athens and a writer on physical prowess whose interest in the Games was largely philosophical. Pindar's Epinician Odes—choral songs extolling victories in the Games at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea and Korinth—cover the whole spectrum of the Greek moral order, from earthly competition to fate and mythology. But in C. M. Bowra's clear translation his one central image stands out—the successful athlete transformed and transfigured by the power of the gods.

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Reading The Odes Online - book description the shih ching translated variously as the book of songs book of odes or simply known as the odes or poetry is the oldest existing collection of chinese poetry comprising 305 works dating from the 11th to 7th centuries bc - - book three in particular coruscates with wisdom be it from the translator or the poet horaces odes deepen out the soul short of the original this is the version to have - pindars odes have a heroic quality that celebrate athletes politicians and gods on several levels in terms of genetics the family unit regional history and national pride here we find not only the beginnings of lyric poetry if not the earliest extant greek examples then certainly the most extensive and complete but also the roots of athletics as part hero worship and part nationalism - - - book three in particular coruscates with wisdom be it from the translator or the poet horaces odes deepen out the soul short of the original this is the version to have - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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