Pindar's poetics of immortality / Asya C. Sigelman
- Sigelman, Asya C.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
- Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Microstructure of Pindar's poetic time scheme: compound adjectives and lyric narratives; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Compound adjectives in Homer and in Pindar; 1.3 The attributive adjective: dismissal of the narrator; 1.4 Lyric narrative: an overview; 1.5 Homeric and Pindaric lyric narrative: similarities; 1.6 Homeric and Pindaric lyric narrative: differences; 1.7 Conclusion: the mythical face of Pindar's poetic ego
Chapter 2 Macrostructure of Pindar's poetic time scheme: the song-journey2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Song-address as song-journey; 2.3 The role of xenia in Pindar's song-journey; 2.4 Perpetual incompleteness of the song-journey and Pindaric futures; 2.5 Coincidence of xenia and nostos; 2.6 The realm within which the poet is host; 2.7 Conclusion; Chapter 3 Case study: Pythian 11; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The song-journey in Pythian 11; 3.3 Pindar's Oresteia: rupture and healing of the unity of time; 3.4 Hero-athlete-poet; 3.5 Conclusion; Chapter 4 Case Study: Pythian 4; 4.1 Introduction
4.2 Analysis of Prelude (Small Cycle)4.3 Analysis of Epic Narrative (Great Cycle); 4.4 Jason and Pindar as healers; Appendix A: Text and translation of Hom. Od. 19.392-468, Pyth. 9.1-75, Pyth. 11, and Pyth. 4; Appendix B: Pindar and Bacchylides; Bibliography; Index
- "In this book, Asya Sigelman offers a new approach to the odes, exploring the fact that Pindar's language and imagery suggest that the athlete's victory is only a weaker version of the poet's immortalizing feat. Examining several central Pindaric images, Sigelman shows that they are fundamentally reflexive, structured as expressions of poetic creativity engaged in a perpetual synthesis of intra-poetic time-of the unity of the past, present, and future of the world of Pindar's song. As the book's case studies of several of the odes demonstrate, this synthesis is key to Pindar's notion of immortalization and constitutes the central poetic subject of Pindar's song which underlies and informs its praise of the victorious athlete"--
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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