Pindarus (Pindar)
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b. 522 or 518 BC in Cynoscephalae near Thebes;

d. after 446 BC;

important Greek lyric poet.


His works were collected in the library of Alexandria, and divided into in 17 books, ordered according to nine poetic genres: paeans (songs in honour of the Apollo; 1 book); encomia (songs of praise; 1 book); threnoi…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Pindarus (Pindar)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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