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Lattmann, Claas

Das Gleiche im Verschiedenen

Metapher des Sports und Lob des Siegers in Pindars Epinikien

[The Same in the Different. Sport Metaphors and Praise of the Victor in Pindar's Epinikia]

Series:Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte 102

    159,95 € / $224.00 / £144.99*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    October 2010
    ISBN
    978-3-11-024710-7
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The Greek poet Pindar (c. 520-440 BC) wrote odes honouring the victors of Greek sporting festivals such as the Olympic Games. They have long been a source of curiosity to scholars, particularly since they appear to mention the victor only in passing. This book,using the methodologyof Charles S. Peirce’s semioticsand byreconstructing the cultural historical setting, reveals that this impression is misleading: in songs with a coherent and meaningful structure, Pindar uses elaborate sporting metaphors to praise the victorsexuberantly and presents them as present-day heroes.

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    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    xi, 370 pages
    2 Fig. 2 Tables
    Language:
    German
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Pindar; Epinikion; Methapor; Sociological Setting; Sport
    Readership:
    Academics, Libraries, Institutes

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