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Bacchylides, Greek lyric poet, was born at Iulis, in the island of Ceos.
Bacchylides, on the other hand, has a gentle flow of simple epic narrative; he relies on the interest of the story as a whole, rather than on his power of presenting situations.
The moralizing of Bacchylides is rather an utterance of quiet meditation, sometimes recalling the strain of lonian gnomic elegy.
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  Bacchylides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bacchylides, Ancient Greek lyric poet, was born at Iulis, in the island of Ceos.
The moralizing of Bacchylides is rather an utterance of quiet meditation, sometimes recalling the strain of lonian gnomic elegy.
The papyrus containing the odes of Bacchylides was found in Egypt by locals, and reached the British Museum in the autumn of 1896.
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 Bacchylides, Greece, ancient history
Bacchylides wrote dithyrambs (narrative poems with mythological subjects, sung by a chorus with one solo singer) and took part in poetry competitions in Athens.
Both Bacchylides and his uncle Simonides were rivals to Pindar.
They went to Syracusae and together they wrote victory odes for Hieron of Syracusae, amongst other a tribute to Hieron's victory at the horse races in the Olympic Games in 476 BC.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/bacchylides.htm   (159 words)

 Bacchylides: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Elsewhere Eusebius states that Bacchylides "was of repute" in 431 BC; and George Syncellus[Click link for more facts about this topic], EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 451 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The poems of Bacchylides were numerous and of various kinds.
It is, therefore, difficult to form an independent opinion of their poetical value; but as far as we can judge from what has come down to us, Bacchylides was distinguished, like Simonides, for the elegance and finish of his compositions.
Besides his lyrical poems there are two epigrams in the Greek Anthology attributed to Bacchylides, one in the Doric and the other in the Ionic dialect, and there seems no reason to doubt their genuine­ness.
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Two very different paeans, Bacchylides 17 and the Erythraean paean, are the subject of chapter 4, the one a long narrative poem that the Alexandrians classified as a dithyramb, and the other a song made up largely of pre-existing formal elements.
He argues that the Alexandrians had mistakenly assigned the poem to Bacchylides' dithyrambs because it is a narrative: Theseus leaps into the sea, after being challenged to that feat by Minos, and returns safe and sound to his comrades, honored and fted by the gods of the sea.
That Bacchylides was here pushing the genre to its limits is possible but in view of our limited knowledge of the form taken by such ceremonial paeans not quite certain.
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 BACCHYLIDES - LoveToKnow Article on BACCHYLIDES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Eusebius says that Bacchylides flourished (~Ic~sa~rt) in 01.
Elsewhere Eusebius states that Bacchylides was of repute (~yvcapL~ero) in 01.
There is nothifig improbable in the supposition that he survived the beginning of the Pelopon1~esian war.
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 BACCHYLIDES - Online Information article about BACCHYLIDES
year, we may suppose that Bacchylides was born circa 507 B.C. Among his Odes the earliest that can be approximately dated is which may belong to 481 or 479 B.C.; the latest is vi., of which the date is fixed by the recently found fragment of the Olympic See also:
Elsewhere Eusebius states that Bacchylides " was of repute " (iyvcop tero) in 01.
The epinikia of Bacchylides are followed in the MS.
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 Detail Page
Bacchylides was the nephew (sister's son) and protege of the famous poet Simonides, and it was to Simonides' sponsorship that Bacchylides owed much of his worldly success.
, Bacchylides accompanied the 80-year-old Simonides to the court of Hieron (1), ruler of the Sicilian-Greek city of Syracuse.
There Bacchylides and Simonides are said to have been engaged in an unfriendly rivalry with the Theban poet Pindar, who was visiting Sicily in those years and was probably close to Bacchylides' age.
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 Bacchylides - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bacchylides’ songs did not survive the end of antiquity, but substantial portions of at least three books have been recovered from papyri found in Egypt.
It aims to introduce the reader to two important areas of Greek choral lyric poetry in which Bacchylides was pre-eminent: songs in praise of individuals (victory odes 3 6 and 11, and enkomia frr.
Among the most attractive features of his style are the well-balanced formal structure of his poems, and his vivid narrative which is capable of creating scenes of high drama and deep passion.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?ISBN=0521590361   (325 words)

 Damen's Text #1
But, since we know tragedy was in existence by 530 B.C. and probably somewhat before then, Bacchylides cannot have composed the early type of dithyramb to which Aristotle refers when he says that tragedy arose from dithyramb.
Bacchylides, because when their song finished they were still caught in their fictional situation, still on the razor's edge.
If they simply turned and took themselves off, the effect must have been curiously anticlimactic, and it may be that their exit was covered by another more urgent trumpet call, or a warning roll of drums.
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The Tyrant and the Gentleman: Bacchylides 17 as Agon
The narrative of Bacchylides’ seventeenth ode takes the form of a conflict between Theseus and Minos on the voyage from Athens to Crete, as Theseus protests Minos’ treatment of an Athenian girl he finds attractive.
By describing how Theseus stands in the way of Minos’ desire, Bacchylides shows that the proprieties that make possible the bonds of marriage between noble families take precedence over desires of even the most powerful kings.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/98mtg/abstracts/dodd.html   (607 words)

 Harvard University Press: Greek Lyric, IV, Bacchylides, Corinna, and Others by David A. Campbell
Harvard University Press: Greek Lyric, IV, Bacchylides, Corinna, and Others by David A. Campbell
Bacchylides, nephew of Simonides and rival of Pindar, wrote choral poetry of many types.
We have a number of his victory odes—poems celebrating victories in athletic contests—as well as dithyrambs and other hymns.
www.hup.harvard.edu /catalog/L461.html   (380 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 98.07.12
Charles Segal, Aglaia: The Poetry of Alcman, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna.
While there are three essays on Bacchylides, two on Sappho, and one each on Alcman and Corinna, there are eight on Pindar, as well as a general chapter on performance, much of which is taken up with an analysis of Pythian 1.
Chapter 15 ("The Myth of Bacchylides 17") defends the unity of this problematic dithyramb.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1998/1998-07-12-sgreek.html   (1836 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.04.21
Formalism in the study of Pindar and Bacchylides, a development from Bundy's rhetorical approach, has sometimes taken an extreme and reductive form, in which general reflections appear to be merely a way to move from one segment to the next and their content is almost irrelevant.
In that case, Bacchylides means that a man who even attempts great things achieves honor in his lifetime, while success in them brings imperishable glory.
The final claim of this chapter, that Bacchylides' adaptation to different clients means that we should not try to see Bacchylides' ethical views as a whole, seems to me a non sequitur.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2005/2005-04-21.html   (1688 words)

 Philolog: poetics Archives
Jack Mitchell on Bacchylides, Hopkins and the translatability of the compound epithet
Therefore, I should underline the point at the outset of this short commentary that Mitchell is very aware of the simultaneous amplification that results in the process of transforming a Greek text into a language of the contemporary world.
In translation something of Bacchylides is made legible and circulates for audiences in our time.
traumwerk.stanford.edu /philolog/poetics   (585 words)

 Mantic by Baermer
Bacchylides strode in and stopped before the woman, bowing to her as he had to the bard.
Bacchylides didn't offer to hold Xena's chair, but he did retrieve a pewter decanter of red wine and pour a generous amount in each of their mugs.
Bacchylides was a Greek poet who wrote an account of Croesus' death after the Lydian King was captured by the Persian King, Cyrus.
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 Die Lieder des Bakchylides, zweiter teil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This is the first complete commentary for ninety years on the surviving poems of Bacchylides.
Bacchylides, a contemporary of Pindar, was one of the nine "classical" lyric poets whose songs were collected, edited and studied by the scholars of Alexandria.
The commentary, in addition to providing linguistic and factual information, aims to highlight the poet's qualities of style and composition which have so far been generally underrated.
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 Contents of JHS 125 (2005) to be published November 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The culmination of the ode in praise of a successful colonial foundation, it is argued, is the key to the principles on which Bacchylides has selected and moulded the mythological elements that he deploys in the rest of the ode.
Proetus’ foundation of Tiryns resolves the civil strife which threatened to destroy Argos and commends colonization as a means of social and political progress; while the cult of Artemis at Lousoi, founded to expiate the Proetids’ offence against Hera, emphasizes the role of marriage in maintaining the strength and solidarity of the community.
In constructing mythical narratives that are exemplary for the victor and his community, Bacchylides departs from mythological tradition in significant respects and in ways which suggest that the ode’s argument reflects both the victor’s status in the community and perhaps also the circumstances of its own performance.
www.hellenicsociety.org.uk /issues/JHS125.htm   (1265 words)

 CLASSICS THESEUS PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to Apollodoros and others, before leaving Troezen Aigeus left a sword and sandals under a rock telling Aithra that if he had a male child she should send him to Athens as soon as he was old enough to lift the rock.
Bacchylides records how Minos challenged Theseus about his claim to be the son of Poseidon by throwing a ring into the sea for Theseus to retrieve, which he does.
Theseus' underwater encounter with Amphitrite is depicted in vase-painting and told in Bacchylides, Ode 17.
web.princeton.edu /sites/classics/mythology/theseus.html   (617 words)

The poem implies that Bacchylides had already visited Syracuse before this date as a guest of Hieron, whose later victories in the Pythian horse race of 470 and the Olympian chariot race of 468 he celebrated in Odes 4 and 3, respectively.
Bacchylides' style is simpler, if less sublime, than Pindar's; he excels in narrative and in clarity of expression.
Like Simonides, Bacchylides wrote dithyrambs for the Dionysian festival at Athens, notably the unique Ode 18, which is semidramatic, taking the form of a dialogue between Theseus' father, Aegeus, and an answering chorus of followers.
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 Epinician Odes and Dithyrambs of Bacchylides:0812234472:Bacchylides; Slavitt, David R.; Slavitt, David R.:eCampus.com
Until a century ago, the fifth-century Greek poet was known only by 107 nonsequential lines buried as quotations in the writings of other ancient authors.
With the discovery in 1896 of a papyrus containing his work, 1,382 lines were reassembled and the poems of Bacchylides finally began to take shape for the modern reader.
Slavitt argues in the introduction to this collection that, although Bacchylides is often considered a "lesser Pindar", he is a poet who warrants consideration.
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 104 Reading 1: Bacchylides, The Theseus Dithyramb, Classical Drama and Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
He lived and wrote in the early Classical Age and is said to have composed poems for Hieron of Syracuse in 476 BCE.
The last datable reference to him comes fairly late, around 452 BCE, so his career as a poet could have begun only around 500 BCE at the earliest.
But, since we know tragedy was in existence by 530 BCE and probably somewhat before then, Bacchylides cannot have composed the early type of dithyramb to which Aristotle refers when he says that tragedy arose from dithyramb.
www.usu.edu /markdamen/ClasDram/chapters/043reading1dithyramb.htm   (906 words)

 Bacchylides - Encyclopedia.com
A number of Bacchylides' epinicia and dithyrambs were among the verses recovered from an Egyptian papyrus (text published by F. Kenyon, The Poems of Bacchylides, 1897).
Bibliography: See A. Burnett, The Art of Bacchylides (1985).
For permission to reuse this article, contact Copyright Clearance Center.
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 Alibris: Bacchylides
Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry.
A new translation of the 15 epinician odes and five dithyrambs of Bacchylides.
A selection of songs of praise and songs for choral performances composed by Bacchylides (c.
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 The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature: Bacchylides @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bacchylides, Greek lyric poet and nephew of the poet Simonides, born at the end of the sixth century BC in the island of Ceos, and dying probably in the middle of the fifth century.
His poetry survived only in quotations until, at the end of the nineteenth century, the British Museum acquired the remains of two papyrus rolls containing fifteen epinician odes (see EPINIKION) and six dithyrambs.
Bacchylides seems to have been employed by the same patrons who employed his uncle Simonides and also Pindar, whose great rival ancient scholars...
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