Excerpt from Pindar: The Nemean and Isthmian Odes, With Notes Explanatory and Critical, Introductions, and Introductory Essays The fullest literary criticism is to be found in La poesie de Pindare et les lois du lyrisme Grec, Alfred Croiset, Paris, 1880. Professor R. C. Jebb's truly admirable paper on Pindar in the Journal of Hellenic Studies, is a model of what an essay on the character and style of an ancient poet ought to be. He shows clearly and briefly that the most indispensable commentary on Pindar is the reconstruction of Old Greek Life. Selected Odes of Pindar, with Notes and an Introduction, by Thomas D. Seymour, Greek Professor in Yale College, Boston, 1882, is a welcome evidence that our brethren across the Atlantic are studying Pindar to good purpose. Students of Greek metres can consult Ueber den Bau der Pindarischen Strophen, Mor. Schmidt, Leipzig, 1882. Reference may also be made to Brauning, Th. F. G., de adjectivis compositis apud Pindarum, Berlin, 1881;Brayer, Berth., Analecta Pindarica. I Dissert, inaugur., Berlin, 1880; Lubbert, Ed., Pindar s Leben und Dichtungen. Vortrag, Bonn, 1882; de Pindari carmine Pyth. II. Kiel, 1880; id. Ol. x. Kiel, 1881. I have given all the Fragments which give, or profess to give Pindar's own words, but have omitted several fragmenta incerta which only give the drift of Pindar's version of mythological points. An asterisk before the number of a fragment indicates that its classification does t rest on express testimony. For the references to the books whence the Fragments are taken I have trusted to Bockh and Bergk; they are given because it is often needful to kw the context in which a fragment stands to make it thoroughly available for purposes of argument or research. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.