Pindar's Odes of Victory; The Olympian and Pythian Odes with an introduction and a translation into English verse by C.J. Billson: embellished with wood engravings by John Farleigh. PINDAR, John FARLEIGH, C. J. BILLSON.
Pindar's Odes of Victory; The Olympian and Pythian Odes with an introduction and a translation into English verse by C.J. Billson: embellished with wood engravings by John Farleigh.

Pindar's Odes of Victory; The Olympian and Pythian Odes with an introduction and a translation into English verse by C.J. Billson: embellished with wood engravings by John Farleigh.

Oxford: Printed by the Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell, 1928.

First Edition.

'There is nothing in the whole range of literature corresponding to the Greek odes of victory, the most spendid examples of which still surviving were composed by Pindar between the years 502 and 442 B.C., during the most flourishing period of the Greeks' history, and in the high summer of their genius.' -The Olympian Odes, introduction, v.

NOUGHT RIVALS WATER: GOLD, A FIRE
THAT FLAMES
ILLUMINATING THE NIGHT, ALL WEALTH
OUTVIES;
AND WOULDST THOU CHANT, MY SOUL,
OF CONTESTS WON
LOOK NOT FOR DAY-BEAMS IN THE LONELY SKIES.

Item #1029

Limited edition of 250 copies. Parallel Greek and English text. Quarto, original decorated papered boards, fore and bottom edges uncut; edges a little foxed, a near-fine copy.

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