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This addendum section provides details on the book Pindars sechste olympische Siegesode, after the completion of the manuscript. Pindar's sixth Olympian ode is considered as one of the poet's most brilliant victory odes. This book presents some Greek text by using critical apparatus, translation and metrical analysis and matters of history (background, date, performance) and literary criticism. It also presents a verse-by-verse commentary rooted in the tradition of philological exegesis, concentrating on grammatical, stylistic and interpretive features. Until now the sixth Olympian has been praised chiefly for its magnificent and lucid presentation of the myth of Iamos, a seer of Arcadian origin and ancestor of the prophetic clan of the Iamidae. This commentary illuminates both the overwhelming depth of thought and the cunningly wrought structure of this masterpiece, contributing to better understanding of Pindar's verbal artistry. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Greek text; myth of Iamos; Pindar's verbal artistry; sixth olympian ode



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