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Of the Greek lyric poets, Pindar (ca. 518-438 BCE) was "by far the greatest for the magnificence of his inspiration" in Quintilian's view; Horace judged him "sure to win Apollo's laurels." The esteem of the ancients may help explain why a good portion of his work was carefully preserved. Most of the Greek lyric poets come down to us only in bits and pieces, but nearly a ...more
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Published April 15th 1997 by Harvard University Press
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Yet another Loeb book that I have lost the companion volume to! This is translated by William H. Race.

Pindar is of the ancient race, and his judgments belong to an Archaic Greece that was gradually being transformed into our 'Classical Greece.'

"I believe that Odysseus story has become greater than his actual suffering because of Homer's sweet verse, for upon his fictions and soaring craft rests great majesty, and his skill deceives with misleading tales. The great majority of men have a
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