The British Poets, Including Translations Volume 23, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...to which it was joined by a bridge) Pindar passes to the subject or occasion of this Ode; viz. the victory obtained by Chromins in the Nemean games; which, as it was the first of-that kind gained by him, the poet styles the basis of his future fame, laid by the cooperation of the gods, who assisted and seconded his divine virtues; and (adds he), if fortune continues to be favourable, be may arrive at the highest summit of glory. By which is meant chiefly, though not solely, the gaining more prizes in the great or sacred games (particularly the Olympic), where the Muses constantly attend to celebrate and record the conquerors. From thence, after a short digression to the general praise of Sicily, he comes to an enumeration of the particular virtues of Chromins; viz. his hospitality, liberality, prudence in council, and courage io war. Then returning to the Nemean victory, he takes occasion, from so auspicious a beginning, to promise Chromias a large increase of glory; in like manner as Tiresias, the famous poet and prophet of Thebes (the country of Pindar), upon viewing the first exploit of Hercules, which was killing in his cradle the two serpents sent by Juno to devour him, foretold tbe subsequent achievements of that hero; and the great reward he should receive for all his labours, by being admitted into the number of the gods, and married to Hebe; with which story he concludes the Ode. STROPHE I. Sister of Delos1! pure abode Of virgin Cynthia, goddess of the chase! In whose recesses rests the' emerging flood Of Alpheus.breathingfromhis amorous race! 1 Sister of Delos! Sfc.' Ortygia is by Pindar styled the sister of Delos; either hecause Diana was worshiped particularly in those two islands, or because she was born in the former, as her...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...to which it was joined by a bridge) Pindar passes to the subject or occasion of this Ode; viz. the victory obta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217577962

ISBN - 13:9780217577960

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