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Literary Criticism Ancient & Classical

Pindar's 'Olympian One'

A Commentary

by (author) Douglas E. Gerber

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 1982
Ancient & Classical, Poetry, General
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Drawing on an extensive knowledge of the critical history of Olympian One, Professor Gerber here presents a thorough analysis of the language thought, myth, structure, and poetic technique of Pindar's most famous ode. He deals with virtually every word in the poem, elucidating disputed passages, defining Pindar's use of imagery and myth and his structural techniques, and revealing the significance of his statements about the gods, the victor, and his own poetic practice.


In doing so he makes a major contribution to Pindaric studies, aiding an understanding of this ode in particular, and of the poet's other works in general.

About the author

Douglas E. Gerber is a professor emeritus in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario.

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