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Pindar and the cult of heroes, Bruno Currie

Label
Pindar and the cult of heroes
Title
Pindar and the cult of heroes
Statement of responsibility
Bruno Currie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With a distinctive double focus on cultural history and literary criticism, this book challenges received opinion on both the cult of men in ancient Greece and the interpretation of Pindar's odes. As well as offering a new look at the genre of the victory ode, the book interprets five odes in detail, combining historicist, formalist, and philological perspectives. It constitutes a major contribution to the study of Greek poetry and culture during this period."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Currie, Bruno
Dewey number
884/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4276
LC item number
.C87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford classical monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odes, Greek
  • Athletics in literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Games in literature
  • Odes
  • Laudatory poetry, Greek
  • Pindar
  • Pindar
  • Greece
Label
Pindar and the cult of heroes, Bruno Currie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Hero cult
  • 5.
  • Uses of the word heros
  • 6.
  • Immortality in renown : kleos
  • pt. II.
  • Heroization in the fifth century B.C.
  • 7.
  • Heroization of the war dead
  • 1.
  • 8.
  • Heroization of athletes
  • 9.
  • Theios aner. : religious attitudes to the living in the fifth century
  • pt. III.
  • Five odes of Pindar
  • 10.
  • Isthmian 7 : Pankration victor and war dead
  • 11.
  • Pythian 5 : the king and his royal forebears
  • Introduction
  • 12.
  • Pythian 2 : Locrian saviour and Cyprian hero
  • 13.
  • Nemean 7 : boy pentathlete and Delphian hero
  • 14.
  • Pythian 3 : fire and immortality
  • 15.
  • Epilogue
  • pt. I.
  • Some themes in hero cult; Homer and Pindar
  • 2.
  • Views of death
  • 3.
  • Mortality and immortality
Control code
61704860
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 487 pages
Isbn
9780199277247
Lccn
2005054726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other control number
9780199277247
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
Label
Pindar and the cult of heroes, Bruno Currie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Hero cult
  • 5.
  • Uses of the word heros
  • 6.
  • Immortality in renown : kleos
  • pt. II.
  • Heroization in the fifth century B.C.
  • 7.
  • Heroization of the war dead
  • 1.
  • 8.
  • Heroization of athletes
  • 9.
  • Theios aner. : religious attitudes to the living in the fifth century
  • pt. III.
  • Five odes of Pindar
  • 10.
  • Isthmian 7 : Pankration victor and war dead
  • 11.
  • Pythian 5 : the king and his royal forebears
  • Introduction
  • 12.
  • Pythian 2 : Locrian saviour and Cyprian hero
  • 13.
  • Nemean 7 : boy pentathlete and Delphian hero
  • 14.
  • Pythian 3 : fire and immortality
  • 15.
  • Epilogue
  • pt. I.
  • Some themes in hero cult; Homer and Pindar
  • 2.
  • Views of death
  • 3.
  • Mortality and immortality
Control code
61704860
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 487 pages
Isbn
9780199277247
Lccn
2005054726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other control number
9780199277247
Other physical details
illustrations, plans

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