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Die Lieder Des Bakchylides, Zweiter Teil: Die Dithyramben Und Fragmente Herwig Maehler

Die Lieder Des Bakchylides, Zweiter Teil: Die Dithyramben Und Fragmente

Herwig Maehler

Published June 1st 1997
ISBN : 9789004106710
Hardcover
381 pages
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This is the first complete commentary for ninety years on the surviving poems of Bacchylides. Part I, covering the Victory Odes, was published in 1982. Part II, with the Dithyrambs and the fragments of Bacchylides other books, now completes theMoreThis is the first complete commentary for ninety years on the surviving poems of Bacchylides. Part I, covering the Victory Odes, was published in 1982. Part II, with the Dithyrambs and the fragments of Bacchylides other books, now completes the work. Like the first part, this volume contains an introduction, the Greek text with facing German prose translation, the commentary, and the indices to Parts I and II. Bacchylides, a contemporary of Pindar, was one of the nine classical lyric poets whose songs were collected, edited and studied by the scholars of Alexandria. The commentary, in addition to providing linguistic and factual information, aims to highlight the poets qualities of style and composition which have so far been generally underrated.