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The Odes of Pindar, Tr. Into Engl. Metre [By G. Moberly]. (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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The Odes of Pindar, Tr. Into Engl. Metre [By G. Moberly]. (Paperback): Pindarus

The Odes of Pindar, Tr. Into Engl. Metre [By G. Moberly]. (Paperback)

Pindarus

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... 'To the rich land of Jove, the Jove of Nile.' Such were Medea's prescient words. The while The Godlike chiefs in awful wonder lost, Cowered speechless at the tale divine, The vision of the days to be. Thine, son of Polymnestus thine Was that high word of Prophecy, The Bee of Delphi named thy destined name; When, Battus, thrice she bade thee hail, Thrice bade thee hail in words of flame, Cyrene's royal lord, lord of the hill and vale. Epode iii. For thou hadst sought from Pytho's sacred shrine Help for the baffled stammering tongue.--Eight ages past, now bright and young Arcesilas doth grace that noble line, Whom Pythian Phoebus crowned With glory mid the nations round Won in the whirling chariot course. Him, and the golden fleece of fame, (Of his high praise the glorious source) Full loudly shall the Muse proclaim; For then did their proud line begin, When forth the Minyse sailed that wondrous prize to win. Strophe iv. What cause impelled them to that dread exile? What stern compulsion's adamantine chain? Death, --doomed to Pelias from the Pythian fane; Death, by th' iEolid race, by force or guile Cold on his cunning soul it fell, That awful word of fate divine, A deep heart-desolating spell From the great Mother's central shrine. 'Beware the single-sandalled man, beware 'When down from Pelion's mountain height, 'The avenging child of Fate shall fare 'To rich Iolcos' vale, smiling in sunny light, Antistr. iv. 'A stranger he, or born in native air.' And so in time a noble stranger came, A youth of glorious port; his manly frame The country tunic clasped; two spears he bore. Above, to fence the shivering rain, A skin of spotted pard he threw. Adown his youthful neck amain His hair in glittering ringlets flew. ('Twas then in thronging crowds the people pre...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Pindarus
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02141-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-02141-1
Barcode: 9781150021411

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