By Michael Ferber
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This ebook involves person reports of Pindar's 11 odes for Aiginetan victors, preceded via a quick survey of the heritage of the island and the character of its aristocracy. Anne Pippin Burnett's dialogue is especially conscious of questions of mythic self-presentation, as exemplified within the pedimental sculptures of the Aphaia Temple and the parallel "narrative" sections of the odes.
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A Dictionary of Literary Symbols by Michael Ferber