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Pindar's EyesVisual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry$
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David Fearn

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198746379

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198746379.001.0001

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Language and Vision in the Epinician Poets

Language and Vision in the Epinician Poets

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(p.229) 4 Language and Vision in the Epinician Poets
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Pindar's Eyes
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David Fearn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198746379.003.0005

This chapter explores the ways in which the other two contemporary epinician poets, Simonides and Bacchylides, use aesthetics and material culture as a way of drawing attention to their own individual and distinctive poetic voices and poetic agendas. Their affinities with and differences from Pindar are explored on the strength of the available evidence. Simonides’ Danae fragment receives detailed coverage, interpreted in visual-cultural terms in relation to Simonides’ ongoing fame as the original commentator on the relation between art and text. Discussion then turns to Bacchylides, and the predominance of a visual narrative style in his work. The argument covers not only epinician material but also an interesting but understudied fragmentary dithyramb. The focus then returns to Pindar with a short treatment of the themes of vision and visual and material culture in Nemean 10.

Keywords:   Bacchylides, Simonides, Pindar, narrative, vision, material culture, Danae

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