Pindar. Pythian Eleven

P. J. Finglass*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages168
ISBN (Electronic)9780511481406
ISBN (Print)9780521884815
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameCambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries


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