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"Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity." -- Pindar
Pindar (, Pindaros; Latin: Pindarus) (ca. 522—443 BC), was an Ancient Greek lyric poet. Of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, Pindar is the one whose work is best preserved. Quintilian described him as "by far the greatest of the nine lyric poets, in virtue of his inspired magnificence, the beauty of his thoughts and figures, the rich exuberance of his language and matter, and his rolling flood of eloquence".
However, not all the ancients shared Quintilian's enthusiasm. The Athenian comic playwright [[Eupolis]] is said to have remarked that the poems of Pindar ''"are already reduced to silence by the disinclination of the multitude for elegant learning"''.


Pindar's 'elegant learning' has often discouraged modern interest as well, particularly up until the end of the 19th century. The discovery in 1896 of some poems by his rival Bacchylides then allowed for useful comparisons and it was found that some idiosyncrasies, evident in Pindar's Victory Odes, were typical of the genre rather than of the poet himself. From then on, the brilliance of Pindar's poetry began to be more widely appreciated by modern scholars and yet there are still peculiarities in his style that challenge the casual reader and he continues to be a largely unread, even if much admired poet.

Pindar is the first Greek poet whose works reflect extensively on the nature of poetry and on the poet's role. Like other poets of the Archaic Age, he reveals a deep sense of the vicissitudes of life and yet, unlike them, he also articulates a passionate faith in what men can achieve by the grace of the gods, most famously expressed in his conclusion to one of his Victory Odes:

::Creatures of a day! What is a man?
::What is he not? A dream of a shadow
:Is our mortal being. But when there comes to men
::A gleam of splendour given of heaven,
::Then rests on them a light of glory
:::And blessed are their days. (Pythian 8)


Pindar's poetry illustrates the beliefs and values of Archaic Greece at the dawn of the classical period.

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Total Books: 141
Pindar Nemean and Isthmian Odes With Notes Explanatory and Critical Introductions and Introductory Essays
2011 - Pindar Nemean and Isthmian Odes with Notes Explanatory and Critical Introductions and Introductory Essays [Cambridge Library Collection - Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781108030038
ISBN-10: 1108030033
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The extant odes of Pindar Translated into English with an introd and short notes by Ernest Myers
The Odes of Pindar in English Prose
2010 - The Odes of Pindar in English Prose [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150095061
ISBN-10: 1150095067
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Odes of Pindar
2010 - Odes of Pindar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781144646484
ISBN-10: 1144646480
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Carmina Ad Fidem Optimorum Codicum Recensuit Integram Scripturae Diversitatem Subiecit
2010 - Carmina Ad Fidem Optimorum Codicum Recensuit Integram Scripturae Diversitatem Subiecit [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143867330
ISBN-10: 1143867335
Genre: Nonfiction
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Pindari Carmina Olympia Cum Annotatione Critica Interpretatione Latina Et Commentario
2010 - Pindari Carmina Olympia Cum Annotatione Critica Interpretatione Latina Et Commentario [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143871276
ISBN-10: 1143871278
Genre: Nonfiction
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Pindars Olympischer Siegsgesnge bersezt Mit Anmerkungen
2010 - Pindars Olympischer Siegsgesnge Bersezt Mit Anmerkungen [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143423185
ISBN-10: 1143423186
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Odes of Pindar in English Prose Volumes 1-2
2010 - The Odes of Pindar in English Prose Volumes 1-2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143524691
ISBN-10: 1143524691
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Pindar in English Rhyme Being an Attempt to Render the Epinikian Odes with the Principal Remaining Fragments Into English Rhymed Verse
Pindare Traduction Complte Olympiques Pythiques Nmennes Isthmiques Fragments Avec Discours Prliminaire Arguments Et Notes
Pindari Carmina Juxta Exemplar Heynianum Quibus Accesserunt Notae Heynianae Paraphrasis Benedictina Et Lexicon Pindaricum Ex Integro Dammii Opere Etymologico  Henricus Huntingford
The Odes of Pindar
2010 - The Odes of Pindar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142165611
ISBN-10: 1142165612
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Pindar The Nemean and Isthmian Odes  With Notes Explanatory and Critical Intro and Introductory Essays
Pindari Carmina Juxta Exemplar Heynianum Quibus Accesserunt Not Heynian  Paraphrasis Benedictina Et Lexicon Pindaricum  Et Justa Serie Dispositum
2010 - Pindari Carmina Juxta Exemplar Heynianum Quibus Accesserunt Not Heynian Paraphrasis Benedictina Et Lexicon Pindaricum Et Justa Serie Dispositum [Interpositis Quibusdam Benedictinis - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142402495
ISBN-10: 1142402495
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Odas De Pndaro
2010 - Odas De Pndaro [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142617325
ISBN-10: 1142617327
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Pindar
2010 - Pindar (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142617370
ISBN-10: 1142617378
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pindari Carmina Evm Lectionis Varietate Et Adnotationibvs Itervm Evravit Chr Gottl Heyne
2010 - Pindari Carmina Evm Lectionis Varietate Et Adnotationibvs Itervm Evravit Chr Gottl Heyne [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142650513
ISBN-10: 1142650510
Genre: Nonfiction
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Pindari Carmina Et Fragmenta Cum Lectionis Varietate Et Annotationibus
Epinicia Adiectis Metrorum Schematibus Notisque Criticis Edidit CH Weise
2010 - Epinicia Adiectis Metrorum Schematibus Notisque Criticis Edidit Ch Weise [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142416553
ISBN-10: 1142416550
Genre: Nonfiction
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Pindari Carmina Cum Lectionis Varietate Et Adnotationibus  Accedunt Interpretatio Latina Emendiator Scholia Et Fragmenta
Le Odi Olimpiche
2010 - Le Odi Olimpiche [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142853181
ISBN-10: 1142853187
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2010 - Pindari Carmina [Latin Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2010 - Pindari Carmina Et Fragmenta [Slovene Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Pindari Carmina Selecta [1786 - Latin Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Carminum Pindaricorum Fragmenta [1776 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Pindars Olympische Siegeshymnen [1777 - German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Carmina V2 Et Fragmenta Graece [1795 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Les Odes Pythiques De Pindare [1772 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Nemeonikai I VIncitori Nemei Di Pindaro [1768 - Italian Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - The Complete Odes [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Pindar Nemean Odes Isthmian Odes Fragments [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
1997 - Pindar Olympian Odes Pythian Odes [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
1993 - Carmina Cum Fragmentis [Oxford Classical Texts Ser] (Hardcover)
1982 - The Odes [Penguin Classics L209] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
 
1972 - Odes [Everyman's University Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Works [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
Pindar's Odes [The Library of liberal arts] (Other)Paperback
Pindari Carmina Cum Fragmentis [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana - Greek Edition] (Hardcover)
Pindars Olympische Oden [German Edition] (Other)
Scholia Metrica Vetera in Pindari Carmina [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana - Latin Edition] (Hardcover)
Scholia Vetera in Pindari Carmina Vol I Scholia in Olympionicas [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana] (Hardcover)
Scholia Vetera in Pindari Carmina Vol II Scholia in Pythionicas [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana] (Hardcover)
Nerboghner [Armenian Edition] (Other)
Le Pitiche [Scrittori greci e latini - Italian Edition] (Other)
Olimpiche [Poesia - Italian Edition] (Other)