In this short article I discuss the augment use in Pindar’s five oldest Odes (based on the text of the editions by Snell & Maehler’ in the Teubner and Race in the Loeb), namely Pythian 10 (498 BC), Pythian 6 (490), Pythian 12 (490), Olympian 14 (488, if correctly dated) and Pythian 7 (486). As the augment use in Pindar has never been studied in detail before and commentaries often do not mention it, I use the observations made for epic Greek as basis, more specifically that the augment is used to refer to foregrounded actions and actions in the recent past, and that it remains absent when actions in a remote or mythical past are related.

The augment use in the five oldest Odes of Pindar

filip de decker
2021

Abstract

In this short article I discuss the augment use in Pindar’s five oldest Odes (based on the text of the editions by Snell & Maehler’ in the Teubner and Race in the Loeb), namely Pythian 10 (498 BC), Pythian 6 (490), Pythian 12 (490), Olympian 14 (488, if correctly dated) and Pythian 7 (486). As the augment use in Pindar has never been studied in detail before and commentaries often do not mention it, I use the observations made for epic Greek as basis, more specifically that the augment is used to refer to foregrounded actions and actions in the recent past, and that it remains absent when actions in a remote or mythical past are related.
Pindar, Greek verbal morphology, augment, lyric Greek.
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