Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Pindar
(2,841 words)

(Πίνδαρος/Píndaros; Latin Pindarus)

A. Historical Dimension

The confirmed chronology of his surviving works gives a good idea of when the Greek poetP. lived. The earliest datable ode (Pind. Pyth. 10) is from 498 BC, and the latest (Pind. Pyth. 8) from 446 BC. We do not know how long P. lived after this date. The Suda (s.v. Píndaros) puts his birth in the 65th Olympiad (520–517 BC), which corresponds well with these dates. It cannot be known for certain whether the speaker of fr. 193 is really intended to be the poet, which would specify his birth eve…

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Schmitz, Thomas, “Pindar”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004689>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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