Pindar, Pythian 1

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Pindar, Pythian 1

Post by TheinenGH » Mon May 20, 2019 11:44 am

Hello everyone
From what I've read of Pindar, I'm really in love with this particular composition.
I just have this difficult in scaning it, does someone have the metrical scheme for it?
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Re: Pindar, Pythian 1

Post by seneca2008 » Mon May 20, 2019 12:08 pm

You will find this link helpful http://hypotactic.com/latin/index.html?Use_Id=pythians. Although others will offer comments on its accuracy.

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Re: Pindar, Pythian 1

Post by seanjonesbw » Mon May 20, 2019 4:14 pm

seneca2008 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:08 pm
You will find this link helpful http://hypotactic.com/latin/index.html?Use_Id=pythians.
What an amazing resource! I wish I'd had this when I was trying to puzzle out hexameter.
ἁλὶ γὰρ δέδμητο φίλον κῆρ 🌊

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Re: Pindar, Pythian 1

Post by TheinenGH » Mon May 20, 2019 5:30 pm

seneca2008 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:08 pm
You will find this link helpful http://hypotactic.com/latin/index.html?Use_Id=pythians. Although others will offer comments on its accuracy.
Oh gods, this is wonderfull. Thank you.
Btw, can someone explain why, in the first line, " καὶ " is scanned short?

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Re: Pindar, Pythian 1

Post by jeidsath » Mon May 20, 2019 7:30 pm

Btw, can someone explain why, in the first line, " καὶ " is scanned short?
Epic correption. Very common in Homer, which you may wish to tackle before Pindar. A long vowel at the end of a word before another word beginning with a vowel, will often (though not always) scan as short.

I've just corrected the wikipedia article on correption, which made the false claim that it only occurs before short vowels. That error has stood in the first line of the article since 2010, despite being obviously incorrect. (Compare Α.29: τὴν δ’ ἐγὼ οὐ λύσω· πρίν μιν καὶ γῆρας ἔπεισιν.)
Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

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