Book Club: Pindar


Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts, when that horse ran swiftly beside the Alpheus, not needing to be spurred on in the race, and brought victory to his master, the king of Syracuse who delights in horses.[1]

Dear readers,

The Hour 25 Book Club will host a discussion on Pindar Pythian 3, Olympian 1, and Gregory Nagy Pindar’s Homer Chapter 4: “Pindar’s Olympian 1 and the Aetiology of the Olympic Games,” via Google+ hangout on Thursday, September 17 at 11 a.m. EDT.

You can find Pythian 3, and Olympian 1 online at Perseus—or you can read any other editions you prefer—and Pindar’s Homer is available online for free at CHS.

If you are unable to make the Hangout or want to start the conversation right away, please post on the related forum thread.

Please sign up on the forum thread if you would like to join in the Hangout.

Happy readings!

Sarah, Helene and Janet

[1] Pindar Olympian 1. 17–23, translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien