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TitlePindar and the construction of Syracusan monarchy in the fifth century B.C.
Author Kathryn A. Morgan
ImprintNew York : Oxford University Press, 2015
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.001.0001
Descript 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

SUMMARY

This study attempts a fully contextualized reading of the praise poetry written by Pindar for Hieron of Syracuse in the 470s B.C. It argues that the songs composed by Pindar for the Sicilian tyrant were part of an extensive cultural programme that included athletic competition, coinage, architecture, sanctuary dedication, city foundation, and much more


Pindar -- Criticism and interpretation Greek literature -- History and criticism Syracuse (Italy) -- History Greece -- Colonies



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