The Odes (Paperback)

By Pindar, Andrew M. Miller (Translated by)

University of California Press, 9780520300002, 376pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/16/1982)
Paperback (5/17/2018)

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One of the most celebrated poets of the classical world, Pindar wrote odes for athletes that provide a unique perspective on the social and political life of ancient Greece. Commissioned in honor of successful contestants at the Olympic games and other Panhellenic contests, these odes were performed in the victors’ hometowns and conferred enduring recognition on their achievements.
Andrew M. Miller’s superb new translation captures the beauty of Pindar’s forty-five surviving victory odes, preserving the rhythm, elegance, and imagery for which they have been admired since antiquity while adhering closely to the meaning of the original Greek. This edition provides a comprehensive introduction and interpretive notes to guide readers through the intricacies of the poems and the worldview that they embody.

About the Author

Andrew M. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of From Delos to Delphi: A Literary Study of the Homeric Hymn to Apollo and Greek Lyric: An Anthology in Translation.