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Pindar in English Verse (Paperback) Loot Price: R353
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Pindar in English Verse (Paperback): Pindar
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...outcry fled--That voice from overseas Your founder Apollo Thrilled them with dread, that on the word Of prophecy might sure fulfilment follow For him, Kyrene's lord. 'Tis Phoebus gives to men and women skill To heal all manner of disease; He gave the lyre, he teacheth whom he will All Song's sweet melodies. Into men's hearts Fair Governance he brings, Mother of peace: o'er Pytho's cell He broodeth, whence his voice prophetic rings. In Sparta he made dwell, In Argos, Pylos' hallowed town, undaunted Herakles' and Aigimius' line. Now Sparta's dear renown must needs be chanted By her son's lips, yea, mine. Thence my forefathers sprang, the Aigeldae, Who, by the Gods' grace destiny-led, To Thera fared of old, whence also we That Feast inherited Of sacrifice wherein all people share, And in thy feast Karneian, King Apollo, of Kyrene builded fair The glorious honour sing, Where dwell the brazen-harnessed Trojan strangers, Antenor's sons, who fled the war Wherein they saw Troy burnt, and came, sea-rangers, With Helen from afar. (Ep. 3) Kind welcome to that chariot-driving band With gifts and sacrifice they gave Whom Aristoteles brought to Libyan land In swift ships o'er the wave, Cleaving a deep path through the sea, and made Greater the temple-groves divine, And for the festival-processions laid 90 A paved road's level line For trampling steeds, and pilgrims magnifying Apollo, Helper of our race. There now in death apart is Battus lying Hard by the market-place. (Sir. 4) Blest was he while with men he found a home: All reverence him, their hero, yet. Apart from him is each king's hallowed tomb Before the palace set. To them in Hades wins some echo through--If such life-music reach the dead--How prowess is besprent with kindly dew 100 Of victory-song outshed. So t...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Pindar
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-44329-3
Barcode: 9781231443293
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-44329-4

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