Brommer, Frank. Its outline is as follows. The associa- tion of fire and the male element is apparent. And unlike in Athens, where Hephaistos' semen, literal and metaphorical. Le.\ c>nfirtit.c 46-47. assume\ their identity and remarks that the sources refer to Erikhthonios as a child or youth, but to Erekhtheus as an adult and king. On the function of myth as a means of communication see Burkert, Structure 24-26. Catast. 927-29 Hephaistos is born by Hera alone in retaliation for Athena's birth by Zeus alone; see also. La psychanalyse du feu. 1 PINDAR OLYMPIAN 1 CLASS OBJECTIVES: Cultural: understand key cultural elements behind Pindar’s poetry: the significance of athletic victory, the uses of mythology to create a common history, etc. "Theognis and Megara: A Poet's Vision of His City." 535-37, Erga 42-52). ZIIt is worth noting that before the institution of a torch race for Pan (Hdt. Although the inscription dates from ca. e.g.. 1,awall. Loraux, Nicole. Str~rcture56-58. If. Metzger, Henri. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983. Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, 1988. Pindar 283, believed, a literal elaboration of the metaphor in 11. 419e, crpo tcis rhuscvis Xui zesr.6~ re's psukkrs. 36 (1986) 68-85. Burkert. Pindar (/ ˈ p ɪ n d ər /; Greek: Πίνδαρος Pindaros, ; Latin: Pindarus; c. 518 – 438 BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes.Of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, his work is the best preserved. and specifically their Panhellen- ization, see Nagy. Moreover, the diction of the gnomic statement under discussion should put us on our guard. hand, not the whole sack. Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual. 8.82, 10.3-6), 1 cannot imagine that anyone hearing PKOMAI.HEOS at an oral performance would fail to think of the god. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990. Such a comparison of local ritual variants is especially apt in the case of 01. Heph 1-3; Pind. Thus Pindar sets up a contrast between the association of Athena with Hephaistoslfire in Athens and the separation of Athena from He- phaistoslfire in Rhodes. "Autochthony." This volume contains word-for-word commentaries on Pindar's Olympian Odes 3, 7, 12, 14. while artifacts that resemble living beings are achieved with the excellent handwork assisted by the golden rain of Zeus (49-52). The winner of the Athenian race received money (30 drachmas) and a water jug (h~dria).~~. 63See bathitn klaron in 01. But in this mythical primordial torch race Pindar implicitly transforms and reverses those regulations. Hence the Athenians need a yearly torch race to honor Athena and Erikhthonios and, of course, to renew the fertility of the land and the productivity of their craftsmen. Parke, H. W. Festivals of the Athenians. In both cases Athena remains a virgin. . 11.41; E. Hec. These have established the ode’s ring-compositional structure and its This typical use of htha for ritually incor- rect behavior is corroborated by the application of its opposite, mnc-, to ritual correctne~s.~~, Even if one is reluctant to relinquish the traditional-or rather unexamined-interpretation of LGthci, it is enough for the purpose of the present argument to grant that at least a secondary meaning, "failure to notice," cannot be pre~luded.~', This shade of meaning is underlined by the word atekmarta (43, "without mark, signs, warnings," that de- scribes the oncoming l~thd.~~. Annales LittCraires de 1'UniversitC de Besan~on, 230. 54See Plat. Further, if the teams represented the Athenian phylai (Brelich, Paides 326-27), it would be a small step for Pindar to postulate an over- arching torch race between teams that represented two competing poleis. Gildersleeve, B. L. Pindar: The Olympian and Pythian Odes. "Jason, Hypsipyle, and New Fire at Lemnos." In fact in 01. the underlying allusion to the model of the, *OThe argument of Rosivach. noea t' $~x~i@~opq . takes in the present, "Prometheus' name in 01. further back in time, Pindar relates the birth of Rhodes, island and nymph at the same time, and her marriage to Helios (54-76). '"Quite literally, since autochthony (Erikhthonios) and production of living beings by art (Pandora) are represented together at the base of Athena's statue by Pheidias (Paus. 39Slater,Lexicon S.V. Mainz: von Zaubern, 1978. . Kirkwood, Gordon. 1.195: schol. Pindar. He also notes (298) that 01.7.30 is the earliest use of khthon "in the sense of 'land, country' to refer to the territory of a specific people.". Following, reference is made to the name and origin of the victor, then to the sport and the location where the contest took place. 1.26.6-7, with Frazer's commentary; Strabo 9.1.16; Plut. Pindar 339. Hephaistos' ab- sence is all the more striking since it is his own craft that brings about Athena's birth in the poem (35-37). The Olympian Odes of Pindar, like all of his epinician hymns, start with a preamble, usually containing an invocation to a deity or personified idea. The sexual significance of fire in Greek myth is exemplified, e.g., in the incineration of Semele (Apollod. 6.105), torch races were a feature of the Panathenaia, the Hephaisteia, and the Prometheia (Harpocr. CQ, n.s. 70b.l-3) uses it of old-style dithyramb in a metaphorical way that suggests the movements of a snake (contra Bowra, Pindar 195). 1.30.1-2) and the altar of Eros (Plut. Gildersleeve, com- menting on the line in Pindtzr; grasped the force of the word order: the verse could almost be printed as a question, ou being the unexpected answer. And Philostratos Imrrg. 1974. 2.1249, citing Duris E'. Becker, Otfrid. 2.548; Hdt. 2ySee Rubin, "Epinician Symbols" 75, who equates the "seed of flame" with the "seed of life," and Robertson, "Origins" 268-69. Mythe et contradiction: analyse de la VIIe Olympique de Pin-, dare. 4.229,9.131; Hes. 8.555-65). more importantly. I? They may'display a ten- dency toward the increasing independence of Athena from Zeus, but. To sum up so far, Pindar brings out in relief the correspondence between the two ways of honoring Athena: the Rhodian fireless rite with its aition and the Panathenaic torch race with its aition. See also Hes. 9. ''On orthu hodos see Becker. "83 Nagy shows how the treat- ment of the myth of Pelops in 01. This split of the two roles, namely the virgin and the motherlwife, between Athena and Rhodes respectively, which is effected in the Rho- dian myth, carries further implications. Amcrlcan Journal ofPhilology 114 (1993) 1-26 0 1993 by The John? 6.89, 13.94, Nem. 01. "Epinician Symbols" 74-75, points to "the latent hierogamy motif." Salt. Theog. '^ Such tensions are absent in the Rhodian case because Rhodes' twofold nature embraces the capacities of both the earth and the human mother. What is Pindar's motivation for privileging Rhodes over Athens? 6.97, 13.103, Nem. Nonetheless, Hephaistos assists Zeus in giving birth (35-37), and Prometheus makes a short, yet much dis- puted appearance (43-44).17 There seems to be no reason to deny his presence, however, especially in conjunction with the sacrifice that He- lios enjoined on the Rhodians. 294-95). The Authoritative Speech of Prose, Poetry, and Song: Pindar and Herodotus I 9. Erga 117; Hdt. This golden shower that can impregnate and gen- erate is familiar from two myths also attested in Pindar: those of Danae (Pyth. The transition from the victor's praise to exaltation of the polis is, of course, in keeping with the main thrust of the epinician genre.77 Further, Rhodes' involvement in the quasi-athletic contest of the torch race seems to fit very well with the epinician atmosphere. Unz, R. K. "The Chronology of the Pentekontaetia." Pindaros 367 n. 1, who considered the shower in Isth. Literary/Historical: to learn the terms necessary to understand the structure and performance of Pindar… '('On the Panathenaia as Athena's birthday see schol. Frogs 131, 1087. Pindar (fr. "^ For the sake of precision, we have to make a distinction between fireless and bloodless offerings.6 The absence of fire from the latter would hardly be remarkable, of course, but there is no indication that Pindar's upurli hieru are blood- less. The very limited number of such rites in the Greek world fully justifies Walter Burkert's remark that "sacrifices without fire are rare, conscious exception^. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California, Press. On the relation of gndm? 7.91-94, 100-102; cf. Marie. Drachmann, A. herpeton 11) (a) denotes movement that is close to the ground (e.g., 11. 24c (topos andras pherei); cf. 01. Aphr: 7-15; Aesch. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Uni- versity Press, 1979. . "7(92) Pindar, Olympian 8. Even the phrase kleos bathu (53), the "deep," profound glory of the Rhodians, may be meant to have chthonic overtones.63 Athenian autochthony and craft are thus collapsed, in Pindar's version of the Rhodian myth, into the striking picture of the artifacts that crawl on the ground. On the political function of myth in general. I am inclined towards the latter, but either view would not affect the present argument. Lc~sruses 191. 1990. Loraux, Les en-. Last Updated on May 7, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. 13; Hygin. . 1.49-50. Duchemin, Jacqueline. Pindar's Seventh Olympian Ode celebrates the Olympic boxing victory in 464 won by Diagoras of the Rhodian family of the Eratidai.' 6.7.1-3). Eum. S3Robertson, "Origins" 269-81. Pindar's Rhodian version appropriates the Panathenaic model and thus attains a Panhellenic rele- vance and acceptance which the odd Rhodian rite could not assume by itself. 3.4.3); cf. Against this background of political tensions the agonistic treatment of myth in 01. R. S. "The Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Greek Myth." It should be clear by now that the Rhodians could claim priority over the Athenians on various counts. Arist. '2 In any case the torch race of the Panathenaia was run from the Academy, where Hephaistos was among the deities worshiped, uphill to the Acropolis through the Agora. Kekrops, in turn, is present as an adult at the birth of Erikhthonios, as depicted on Athenian vases.33 Thus Diodoros' dating of the contest squares very well with the Panathenaic legend. 19.34). Stengel, I? He'phaistiadai). Theog. Apoll. 1.1.2-1.5.19). air-rabk. CQ, n.s. More specifically, representations of Erikhtho- nios' birth on vases abound in the second quarter of the fifth century; see Metzger, "Athena" 295-303, esp. Thus we can escape the vexing dilemma of whether Pindar's ac- count is based on Rhodian legend or is poetic invention. "Apura." 7 simply as a blessing. This juxta- position of verb and object becomes particularly pointed in the context of the sacrifice. At the same time. in Athens) but honored the Rhodians too. RFZC 89, n.s. 30See, e.g., Farnell, Pindar I 39; Norwood, Pindar 142-43; Meautis, Pindare 408; Sullivan, "Strand" 220. Autochthony and the production of living beings through art seem to be homologous.61 In Pindar's account, too, the production of Rhodian artifacts is described in a way that approximates it to emergence from the earth. "Rhodos." To answer this question we have to compare the ways in which Athena and Rhodes are presented in 01. Greek Religion. The ode celebrates a double Olympic victory (stadion and pentathlon) won in 464 by a member of the Corinthian family of the Oligaithidai, Xenophon, son of Thessalos. In other words. Delcourt, H@haistos 31-33. sopaus. hhHere the inclusion of her name between puteros and koruphun might lead one to believe. '^ A second correspondence is the presence of the fire god, Hephaistos andlor Prometheus, who we have remarked were strongly linked with Athena in Athens both spatially (in the Academy) and ritually (at the torch race with its aetiology). Nem. 49-51). Philologus 109 (1965) 161-74. Innsbruck: Institut fiir Sprachwissenschaft, 1983. Rosivach, V. J. Also, I cannot resist the possible echo of Erikhthonios' name in epikhthonion (51). Nevertheless they were rewarded lavishly, both by Zeus and by Athena, and their reward deserves our attention in view of the Panathenaic torch race. >For other instances of the whole polis sharing in the kdmos see 01. On the importance of autochthony as a concept shaping civic identity see Loraux, Les enfanfs 35-75 and, with emphasis on the idea of temporal priority, Rosivach, "Autochthony" 302-5. Leipzig: Teubner, 1903-27. Only Bresson, Mythe 43-59, as far as I know. S.V. 13Brelich, Paides 333-34, and Robertson, "Origins" 258-61. also 210-13 on the expression oude melselhe lcthei. It. "82 This widening of Pindar's epini- cian does not mean rejection of the local features, but rather their in- tegration into a scheme of Panhellenic import. In 01. 'C;rHisr 76 F 47. But why does Pindar set up this complementarity between Athena and Rhodes? At any rate it is important to note. Young, D. C. Three Odes ofPindar: Mnernosyne Supplement 9. Brelich, Angelo. More circumspect are Lawall, "Cup" 37-38 ("the Rhodians for- got the commands of Helios and offered a fireless sacrifice to the goddess"), and Young, Three Odes 85 ("the failure of the Heliadae to use fire in their sacrifice"). Edition (2002) 94 Pages ISBN 978-3-515-08092-7 (Print) ISBN 978-3-515-11480-6 (eBook) Sample chapter . TAPA 112 (1982) 215-23. Pindar. "7 The story illustrates Pindar's generous use of mythical catalogs, especially to introduce poems (cf. Share - Pindar: The Olympian and Pythian Odes by Pindar: Used. Nem. 109-30. In order to be effective, that is, to exhibit a Panhellenic relevance and achieve a Pan- hellenic audience, Pindaric song had to transcend its epichoric charac- ter. (Drachmann I 218). The failure of the Rhodian runners constitutes, therefore, a ritual mistake. Just as appropriately, however, the poem can be described as a brilliant hymn to Rhodes. CQ 20 (1970) 1-16. . ZSThe contrast is even more striking, given the perpetual fire of Athena's lamp on the Acropolis (Paus. which illustrates the belief in the vital, nourishing power that resides in the thighbone. 3.14.6; Paus. In turn she can assist with the creation of living beings without needing the male element, the fire of the fire god, the quasi-husband of the Athenian Athena. Crat. Rhod. 3.14.6 with Frazer's n. 2 in the Loeb edition; Eur. Snell, Bruno, and Herwig Maehler. 25 we have an inversion of the negative: cf. The gnornr, although general, is phrased in spatial terms (prlrrlkri, hodon, rxG), which may thus allude to the course of the race." See also IG IIZ223 B 4; cf. And its eccentricity is all the more striking if one bears in mind the way in which Athena was celebrated in the most famous of her festivals, the Panathenaia. Comrnc~nturir~s cf. Boardman. 2.24, 3.1-5. These three instances are the only times she is mentioned in the ode. And whereas Athena is determined to remain unmarried (cf. It is worth adding that we find in Aris- tophanes the same concern with fire, and the same diction, but of course with a comic touch that plays up the chorus' old age. In both cases the tekhnc' is rectricted and. London: Thames &, Hudson, 1978. 228; cf. Schwyzer, Eduard, and Albert Debrunner. '~ The phlox becomes more than the literal flame that would be used for the sacrifice, and the spcrma, which towards the end of the ode is used in a context that suggests the sexual meaning (93). Panathenaic torch race, while conceding that Athena became the pa- tron goddess of Athens,85 brings into relief the superiority of the Rho- dian fireless rite. Pindar's Olympian 1,1-7 and its Relation to Bacchylides 3, 85 - 87 Summary - Scholars generally assume that Olympian 1,1-7 and Bacchylides 3,85-87 contain priamels. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985. Hephaistos and Athena are also paired by virtue of their miraculous birth: in Hes. 8.55: E. Ion 267, etc.) Phdr: 231e). Click EDIT to add/edit tags. Kiihner and Gerth, Grtzmmtrtik I1 2 179; Schwyzer and Debrunner. Unfortunately they forgot to take fire with them, as Pindar seems to inform us (45-48), or rather as most scholars tend to construe the relevant passage.30 Sheer forgetfulness, however, is highly improbable. It might not be out of place to point up the use of fire in marriage rites; see Furley, Fire 187-210. Robertson, Noel. edited by J. L. Heller, 34-50. 1.30.1-2; Athen. in turn narrows down the focus and prepares for the return to the particular of the narrative. passage the form of fire.29 The collocation sperma . Fireless Sacrifices: Pindar's Olympian 7 and the Panathenaic Festival, No tags found. An example is afforded by the Megarian vs. Messenian myths of Ino's vs. Leukothea's emergence; see briefly Nagy, "Theognis and Megara" 79-80. 4.43). On the effect of the athletic games on the poetic treatment of myths. Leipzig: Teubner, 1984-89. RhM, n.s. Rubin, N. F. "Pindar's Creation of Epinician Symbols: Olympians 7 and 6." Norwood, Gilbert. 13.12.561e).14, The deities brought together in the ritual of the torch race are also explicitly associated in the Panathenaic myth. Paides e Parthenoi. the ,fired trkhn? Kurke, Leslie. Rubin. 7. Pindar 11 53-54. she is not involved in metalwork, since she invents the music of the aulos, not the object itself (6-7, 19). The Pan- athenaic torch race with its aition is a sufficient backdrop to bring into sharp relief the striking absence of fire from the Rhodian rite and its aition in 01. A Commentary on Pindar "Olympian" 9 . I think, concluded the matter. Last but not least comes the paradox of Athena's virginity, which the goddess in Athens has to preserve and yet at the same time receive the semen of the fire god and "mediate" in the conception and birth of Erikhthonios. Angeles: University of California Press, 1979. 8. Caldwell. 166). 5hPaus. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1974. Hephaistos ou la legende du Magicien. 888-90). 'hThe relation between Erekhtheus and Erikhthonius is complicated. Fab. Athena is born from a father, yet her birth presup- poses sexual union (Hes. Three anecdotes in the Vita Ambrosiana point to Pin­ dar's close relationship with the gods. 3For the epinician itself as bridging the gap between the victor and the polis see Crotty, Song, and Burnett, Bacchylides 50 and 175 n. 6. Emphasis is placed on the explanations of peculiarities of grammar and idiom, but due attention is paid to figures of style and problems of poetic structure. 'For the text of Pindar I use Snell and Maehler, for the scholia Drachmann. Selections frorn Pindar: Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press, 1982. The Lemnian rite, often mentioned in this context,23 should per- haps be placed at the end of the spectrum. 7 and the Panathenaic rite abound. Snell. See also note 47 above. 7?Despite Wilamowitz. 1983. In 01. 1.128, 134. r7The element of surprise may be stressed by the use of enjambment: teklznun is the last word of the third antistrophe,prrsr~n the first word of the third epode. That is the reason (see Simon. 'XFor various views on precisely what Pindar's allusion entails see Gildersleeve, Pindar on line 53; Bowra. Emphasis is placed on the explanations of peculiarities of grammar and idiom, but due attention is paid to figures of style and problems of poetic structure. s.v. Furthermore, if Erikhthonios is for the Athenians the emblem of their autochthony, he is still the offspring of the male fire god whose, 73Harpocr. In Theognis of Megara: Poetry and the Polis, edited by T. J. Figueira and Gregory Nagy 22-81. Further, to return to the initial aim of this paper, to what. Prot. Their statues stood in Olympia (Paus. FIRELESS SACRIFICES: PINDAR'S OLYMPIAN 7AND THE PANATHENAIC FESTIVAL, Pindar's Seventh Olympian Ode celebrates the Olympic boxing victory in 464 won by Diagoras of the Rhodian family of the Eratidai.' Even if the phrase diorthdsui logon (21) applies, strictly speaking, only to the tale of Tlepolemos, it nonetheless betrays a corrective disposition that might permeate the whole mythic section.84 Thus the fireless sacrifice to Athena may be an eccentricity of merely local import, yet its oddity is transcended in the course of the narrative, since the Rhodian rite is incorporated clearly, though indirectly, within a larger Panhellenic framework. As ancient testimony informs us (Gorgon FGrHist 515 F 18), the ode was dedicated in golden letters at Athena's temple at Lindos.4. I suggest that we have Hannover: Hahn, 1898-1904. < fire for autochthony Heliosbeings but of artifacts resembling living beings. The treat- ment by Bresson. B. Scholia Vetera in Pindari Ccirmina. Paris: Maspero, 1981. 57-60, on Athena as mother and nurse; cf. The Greek lyric poet Pindar is renowned for poems celebrating athletic victories in the great games of Olympia, Delphi, Corinth and Nemea. 'For a recent comprehensive study see Robertson, "Origins. 44Dittenberger, Syllogr3 1055.77 ( = IG 11' 2311.77). Farnell, L. R. The Works ofPindar: 3 vols. 2 vols. The Pindaric syntagm endows the literal meanings "fire" and "sperm" with a metaphorical dimensi~n. .phlogos is thus not merely a poetic image but assumes a multiple reference, fluctuating as it does between fire and sexuality, between the literal and the meta- phorical. On the other hand, Rhodes, island and nymph at the same time, is miraculously born without a father. New York, Harper & Bros., 1885 (OCoLC)578927449 Online version: Pindar. For an Aeschylean use of the word to describe the unpredictable onset of a disaster see Pers. Word Count: 555. S.V.Erekhtheus; Hyg. Just as appropriately, however, the poem can be … in contrast to Boeckh, Schneidewin. Also in Pyth. 2.27 is even more direct: Philostratos' account of Athena's birth bears an especially strong re- semblance to Pindar's, but whatever the precise relation of the two passages to 01.7, the point remains that Pindar's allusive narrative can be supplemented by the two later writers. Autochthony is the outcome of Helios' primordial fire (71-73). In the retrogressive narrative of the poem the birth of the Heliadai, the Rhodian autochthons, comes well before the birth of Athena and the consequent engendering of Erikhthonios, the ancestor of the Athenian~.'~. Diagoras of Rhodes was probably the most famous boxer in antiquity. Pindar. Fine, J. V. A. Zeitlin, Frorna. as in Delphi by the Medes, it could not be reset from another fire, but a fresh, new flame, pure and unpolluted, had to be kindled from the sun. On the multiple origin of Erikhthonios and on Athena's various functions see Loraux, Les enfants 22.57-65, esp. As to the exact starting point of the race, the sources present us with two distinct and seemingly contradictory alter- natives: the altar of Prometheus (Paus. Burkert, "Ja- son" 1-16. to add, only for the sake of completeness, the temple of Athena Khalkioikos in S~arta.~~. offers a richer explanation, without, however, questioning the commonly assumed meaning of l~irhu.In his view. Pindar Olympian 9. Burkett, Walter. "Thus whenever the chorus, as representative of the polis, speaks about things epichoric, it does so with a Panhellenic point of view. On the conventional character of the transition from victor to polis see Bundy, Sfudia 20-22, 81-93. 1.3.6: schol. Meautis, Georges. 581-84; cf. Magn. Instead of the Rhodians' forgetfulness at the beginning of the race, we can postulate that the fire of the Rhodians went out shortly before the end of the race. 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