A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte 102
The Greek poet Pindar (c. 520-440 BC) wrote odes honouring the victors of
Greek sporting festivals such as the Olympic Games. They have long been a
source of curiosity to scholars, particularly since they appear to mention
the victor only in passing. This book, using the methodology of Charles S.
Peirce’s semiotics and by reconstructing the cultural historical setting,
reveals that this impression is misleading: in songs with a coherent and
meaningful structure, Pindar uses elaborate sporting metaphors to praise
the victors exuberantly and presents them as present-day heroes.