Ernest Myers, M.A.
Sometime Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford
First edition printed 1874.
Reprinted (with corrections) 1884, 1888, 1892,
1895, 1899, 1904
Son of the lightning,
Pindar (522-438 BC), the greatest Greek lyric poet, brought choral poetry to perfection. Unlike the personal lyrics of his predecessors, his works were meant to be recited by choruses of young men and...
"Of the nine lyric poets, Pindar is by far the greatest." This judgment by Quintilian in his first-century-A.D. survey of Greek poets, Institutio Oratoria, was the standard evaluation of Pindar throug...
Biography EssayThis judgment by Quintilian in his first-century- A.D. survey of Greek poets, Institutio Oratoria, was the standard evaluation of Pindar throughout antiquity and helps to explain why ...