Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature

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Pindar (Pindarus)
(4,379 words)

A. Life and work

According to tradition, P. was born c. 518 BC in the Boeotian village of Cynoscephalae into the noble Theban clan of the Aegidae. Hellenistic editors collected his poetry into seventeen volumes, organized according to genre: Hymns; Paeans; Dithyrambs (2 vols.); Prosṓdia (2 vols.); Parthéneia (3 vols.), Hyporchḗmata (2 vols.); Enkṓmia; Thrênoi; and Epiníkia (4 vols., divided according to the four major Panhellenic games: Olympian, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Odes). These fou…

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Hamilton, John, “Pindar (Pindarus)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_e925700>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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