Inevitably, the beauty of the metric-rhymes has been lost in translation. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1937. Pindar’s Victory Odes - 5th century BC This is a nice Greek/German translation by Eugen Dönt, comfortable to read and easy to understand. The odes of Pindar, including the principal fragments Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Hi r/AncientGreek!. Pindar’s Pythian 8. This song, composed by Pindar to be sung and danced by an ad hoc local khoros in the island-state of Aigina, was commissioned by the family of an aristocrat named Aristomenes, as a celebration of his victory in the wrestling event at the Pythian Games of 446 BCE.. Strophe 1. No_Favorite. Andrew M. Miller’s superb new translation captures the beauty of Pindar’s forty-five surviving victory odes, preserving the rhythm, elegance, and imagery for which they have been admired since antiquity while adhering closely to the meaning of the original Greek. Elapsed time: 159 ms. William H. Race now brings us, in two volumes, a new edition and translation of the four books of victory odes, along with surviving fragments of Pindar's other poems. The Odes Of Pindar Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. William H. Race now brings us, in two volumes, a new edition and translation of the four books of victory odes, along with surviving fragments of Pindar's other poems. I do not read Greek in any way except for recognizing the alphabet, but I wish to get as much into Pindar's odes as someone like me could. Like Simonides and Bacchylides, Pindar wrote elaborate odes in honor of prize-winning athletes … Like Simonides and Bacchylides, Pindar wrote elaborate odes in honor of prize-winning athletes … EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? Translation and Notes by Gregory Nagy. share. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? sister projects: Wikipedia article, Commons category, Wikidata item. ; Pindar's victory odes are grouped into four books named after the Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean Games–the four Panhellenic festivals held respectively at Olympia, Delphi, Corinth and Nemea. EMBED. But if, my heart, you wish to … 2 PINDAR, OLYMPIAN 1 Translation by Diane Svarlien Water is best, and gold, like a blazing fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth. The Annenberg CPB/Project provided support for entering this text. Hēsukhiā! Most of the odes were composed in honour of men or youths who achieved a victory at those festivals. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! I am totally new to this sub, but I did a quick search here and at r/classics, and I couldn't find an answer to my question.. EMBED. The Odes of Pindar including the Principal Fragments with an Introduction and an English Translation by Sir John Sandys, Litt.D., FBA. selected odes These translations are taken from the superb version by Frank J. Nisetich entitled Pindar¹s Victory Songs (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins 1980).