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Author Hornblower, Simon.

Title Thucydides and Pindar : historical narrative and the world of Epinikian poetry / Simon Hornblower
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xv, 454 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Could Thucydides have known Pindar and did he? -- 3. Content and outlook -- 4. Religion, myths, women, colonization -- 5. People, places, prosopography, and politics -- 6. Introduction to part II -- 7. clearest example of Thucydides Pindaricus : 5.49-50.4, the Olympic Games of 420 BC -- 8. Statements of method; causation -- 9. 'Antiquarian' excursuses -- 10. Speeches -- 11. Narrative -- 12. Thucydides and Pindar : a stylistic comparison
Summary This book discusses a relationship between Thucydides and Pindar not so far acknowledged in modern scholarship. It argues that ancient critics were right to detect stylistic similarities between these two great exponents of the ‘severe style’ in prose and verse. In Part One the book explores the background of epinikian poetry and athletics, the values shared by the two authors, and religion and colonization myths, and presents a geographically organized survey of Pindar's Mediterranean world, exploiting onomastic evidence. Part Two includes an analysis of Thucydides' account of the Olympic games of 420 BC; discussions of the four components of Thucydides' history in their relation to Pindar; statements of method, excursuses, speeches, and narrative, especially the Sicilian books; and a stylistic-literary comparison of Thucydides and Pindar
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Thucydides -- Literary style
Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War.
Thucydides -- Knowledge -- Literature
Pindar -- Appreciation -- Greece
Pindar -- Influence
SUBJECT History of the Peloponnesian War (Thucydides) fast
Subject Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- History -- To 1500
Laudatory poetry, Greek -- History and criticism
Olympic games (Ancient) -- Historiography
Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- To 1500
Olympic games (Ancient) in literature.
Odes, Greek -- History and criticism
Greek language -- Style
Athletes in literature.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Odes -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Art appreciation
Athletes in literature
Greek language -- Style
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Laudatory poetry, Greek
Literary style
Narration (Rhetoric)
Odes, Greek
Olympic games (Ancient) in literature
Rhetoric, Ancient
Didactisch proza.
Griekse oudheid.
Historiae (Thucydides)
Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C. -- Historiography
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781435623705