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Bacchylides () (5th century BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets which included his uncle Simonides. The elegance and polished style of his lyrics have been a commonplace of Bacchylidean scholarship since at least Longinus (De Sublimitate 33,5). Some scholars however have associated these qualities with superficial charm. He has often been compared unfavourably with his contemporary, Pindar, as "a kind of Boccherini to Pindar's Haydn", yet the differences in their styles doesn't allow for easy comparison and "to blame Bacchylides for not being Pindar is as childish a judgement as to condemn...Marvel for missing the grandeur of Milton." His career coincided with the ascendency of dramatic styles of poetry, as embodied in the works of Aeschylus or Sophocles, and he is in fact one of the last poets of major significance within the more ancient tradition of purely lyric poetry. The most notable features of his lyrics are their clarity in expression and simplicity of thought, making them an ideal introduction to the study of Greek lyric poetry in general and to Pindar's verse in particular.

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Total Books: 21
Bacchylides A Prose Translation
2010 - Bacchylides a Prose Translation (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141593309
ISBN-10: 1141593300

2009 - Bacchylides (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112535420
ISBN-10: 111253542X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Poems Of Bacchylides From A Papyrus In The British Museum
2009 - The Poems of Bacchylides From a Papyrus in the British Museum [1897] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120338174
ISBN-10: 1120338174
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bacchylidis Carmina Cum Fragmentis
2009 - Bacchylidis Carmina Cum Fragmentis [1898 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104045920
ISBN-10: 1104045923
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bacchylides  A Selection
2004 - Bacchylides a Selection [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521590365
ISBN-10: 0521590361
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

Complete Poems
1998 - Complete Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300075526
ISBN-10: 0300075529
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Greek Lyric Volume IV Bacchylides Corinna and Others
1992 - Greek Lyric Volume IV Bacchylides Corinna and Others [Loeb Classical Library No. 461] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674995086
ISBN-10: 0674995082
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Dithyrambes epinicies fragments
Dithyrambes Epinicies Fragments [Collection des universites de France - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782251004303
ISBN-10: 2251004300

The Poems  Fragments
The Poems Fragments (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783487098586
ISBN-10: 348709858X

Carmina Cum Fragmentis Eleventh Revised Edition
Carmina Cum Fragmentis Eleventh Revised Edition [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783598711169
ISBN-10: 3598711166
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Reference