Pindar: Pythian Eleven by P. J. FinglassPindar: Pythian Eleven by P. J. Finglass

Pindar: Pythian Eleven

EditorP. J. Finglass

Paperback | June 16, 2011

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Pindar's Pythian Eleven is a miniature masterpiece: a poem praising a young athlete which presents a vivid and important account of the Agamemnon legend. Yet it contains so many difficulties (of text, metre, dating and interpretation) that even Wilamowitz regarded it as one of Pindar's most obscure poems. This 2007 edition (the first full-scale treatment that the poem had ever received) provides answers to the problems that have prevented proper appreciation of the work. In addition to the full introduction and commentary, the book also has a text based on re-examination of the manuscripts, detailed metrical discussion, and a translation.
Title:Pindar: Pythian ElevenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.39 inPublished:June 16, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521289904

ISBN - 13:9780521289900


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Metrical analysis; Testimonia; Synopsis of readings; Text, translation and apparatus; Commentary.

Editorial Reviews

"For any scholar working on Pythian 11 in the future, Finglass' careful contribution will be an essential starting point ... The commentary is erudite and extensive." --Classical World