The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

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"The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West examines the relationship between epinician and the heroizing narratives about athletes, or 'hero-athlete narratives,' that circulated orally in Sicily and Italy in the late archaic and early classical period. Drawing on the colorful stories told about athletes in later sources, the fragments of Simonides, and the surviving odes of Pindar and Bacchylides, it argues that epinician was formed in opposition to orally transmitted narratives and that these two forms--epinician and the ...

The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire 2015, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780190209094

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