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Complete Poems

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Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry. These exquisite choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean, and Olympic games and chronicle the classical gods and heroes, eloquently revealing to us the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece. The poems are brilliantly translated by Rob ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published August 11th 1998 by Yale University Press
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Aug 21, 2015 AGamarra rated it liked it
Es ineludible pensar que Baquílides era el gran rival de Píndaro en cuanto a celebraciones a través de las Odas de los grandes tiranos de Grecia, y es comprensible aún más al leer sus Epinicios y Ditirambos. Uno de mis favoritos la visita de Heracles al valeroso Meleagro en los infiernos y cómo le encarga a su hermana, que será la futura esposa del héroes.
En uno de sus ditirambos habla sobre la embajada de Odiseo y Menelao antes de comenzar la guerra, y así siempre los líricos plagados de hermos
Mar 15, 2013 David rated it really liked it
Powerful, musical renditions of Greek verse into English by one of our greatest translators ever. A real inspiration.
Aug 06, 2013 Rosie rated it liked it
Enjoyed Bacchylides more than Pindar. The book could have benefited from a glossary of names and places.
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