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Instone, Stephen

Overview
Works: 8 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 1,600 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Odes  Laudatory poetry  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PA4275.E5, 881.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Instone
The complete odes by Pindar( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greek poet Pindar (c. 518-428 b.c.) composed victory odes for winners in the ancient Games, including the Olympics. He celebrated the victories of athletes competing in foot races, horse races, boxing, wrestling, all-in fighting, and the pentathlon, and his Odes are fascinating not only for their poetic qualities, but for what they tell us about the Games. Pindar praises the victor by comparing him to mythical heroes and the gods, but also reminds the athlete of his human limitations. The Odes contain versions of some of the best known Greek myths, such as Jason and the Argonauts, and Perseus and Medusa, and are a valuable source for Greek religion and ethics. Pindar's startling use of language - striking metaphors, bold syntax, enigmatic expressions - makes reading his poetry a uniquely rewarding experience." "Anthony Verity's translations are complemented by an introduction and notes that provide insight into competition, myth, and meaning."--Jacket
Greek personal religion : a reader by Stephen Instone( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected odes by Pindar( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pindar's Odes, blending beauty of poetic form and profundity of thought, are one of the wonders of Ancient Greece. Composed in the first instance to commemorate athletics victories, they fan out like a peacock's tail to illuminate with brilliant subtlety and imagination the human condition in general, and how our moments of heroic achievement are inevitably tempered by our mortal frailties. This edition aims to make for the first time a selection of these wonderful, but complex, poems accessible and enjoyable not only to scholars and advanced students but especially to sixth-form students and non-Classicists (including anyone interested in Pindar's influence on English poetry). While particular attention is paid to elucidating Pindar's cryptic chains of thought and to explaining the significance of the myths in the odes, much greater help than usual in this series is given with translating the Greek. The selection, which contains Pindar's most famous poem (Olympian 1) and two particularly charming mythical stories (in Pythian 9 and Nemean 3), illustrates Pindar's range and variety by including odes commemorating victors at each of the four major games."--BOOK JACKET
Theōi dōron : essays by past pupils in honour of Theo Zinn for his 84th birthday( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Pindar by Stephen John Instone( )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected odes : Olympian one, Pythian nine, Nemeans two & three, Isthmian one by Stephen Instone( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Complete Odes (Oxford world's classics) by Pindar( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pindar : selected odes : Olympian One, Pythian Nine, Nemeans Two and Three, Isthmian One by Pindar( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The complete odes
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Greek personal religion : a readerSelected odesSelected odes : Olympian one, Pythian nine, Nemeans two & three, Isthmian onePindar : selected odes : Olympian One, Pythian Nine, Nemeans Two and Three, Isthmian One
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