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Ancient Aeginetans: Telesarchus of Aegina, Philiscus of Aegina, Ptolichus, Onatas, Sostratos of Aegina, Smilis, Glaucias of Aegina Books LLC

Ancient Aeginetans: Telesarchus of Aegina, Philiscus of Aegina, Ptolichus, Onatas, Sostratos of Aegina, Smilis, Glaucias of Aegina

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Published May 28th 2010
ISBN : 9781157199618
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26 pages
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Chapters: Telesarchus of Aegina, Philiscus of Aegina, Ptolichus, Onatas, Sostratos of Aegina, Smilis, Glaucias of Aegina, Cleander of Aegina, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trialMoreChapters: Telesarchus of Aegina, Philiscus of Aegina, Ptolichus, Onatas, Sostratos of Aegina, Smilis, Glaucias of Aegina, Cleander of Aegina, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Telesarchus of Aegina (fl. 5th century BC) was one of the patrons of the Greek lyric poet Pindar. He is the father of the Cleander who won the boys pankration at the Isthmian Games sometime between 479 and 475 BC. Telesarchuss brother was the father of Nicocles, who was a champion boxer. Pindar, composer of victory odes to celebrate athletic contestsTelesarchus commissioned Pindar to write a victory ode, or epinikion, celebrating his sons athletic wins at both the Nemean and the Isthmian games. His nephew, Nicocles, appears to have been a grown man whose prowess is mourned posthumously- he may have died recently in battle, since the mood of the poem also captures recent losses in the wars with Persia that included the burning of Athens and the Battle of Plataea. Pindar tempers the poems celebratory purpose with a note of mourning: ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=21416202