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Thucydides and PindarHistorical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry$
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Simon Hornblower

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249190

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.001.0001

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Religion, Myths, Women, Colonization

Religion, Myths, Women, Colonization

(p.87) 4 Religion, Myths, Women, Colonization
Thucydides and Pindar

Simon Hornblower (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines parallels and similarities between Pindar and Thucydides in the area of colonical myth. Topics covered include the afterlife, immortality, personified abstractions, women, Dorieus of Sparta, and the ‘lost clod of earth’, myths as ways of rejecting or upstaging historical claims, kinship diplomacy, mixed colonial realities, and myths of possession.

Keywords:   afterlife, personified abstractions, Dorieus of Sparta, kinship diplomacy, colonial realities, myths of possession

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