Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
Acceptable. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very Good-in Good dust jacket. Light bumping to spine extremities. Water ring on front board. Else binding clean. Pages clean. Loss at DJ spine extremities and tips of top corners. Sticker scar obliterating price on inside front DJ flap. Else DJ fairly clean.; 446 pages.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. The Book shows just a touch of wear to the extremities; former owner's name inscribed at the top of the front pastedown endpaper; the binding leans just slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows only a touch of wear: mild rubbing; faint soiling; tiny chips at the head and heel of the backstrip; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a bright, structurally sound, tightly bound copy in a like DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 446pp. Blue cloth over boards with bright, gilt titles at the backstrip. First Edition, unstated. No subsequent printings noted. Hardback with DJ. This is a comprehensive introduction to Pindar which considers his view of poetry, his religious convictions, and his relation to contemporary political events; it also reviews his art in its manners and mannerisms, its imagery, and its use of myths; examines the priciples on which he constructs an ode; and assesses his poetical personality (black cloth with gold lettering. "Though Pindar is a notoriously difficult author who calls for considerable elucidation, books on him are very rare in English. Sir Maurice Bowra provides an extensive and fully documented introduction which surveys his work from several angles." Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra (1898 – 1971) was an English classical scholar and academic, known for his wit. He was Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, from 1938 to 1970, and served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1951 to 1954.
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