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By Douglas E. Gerber

Olympian 9 celebrates the wrestling victory in 468 of Epharmostus of Opous. even supposing one in all PindarAes longer odes, it has obtained much less scholarly recognition than others of similar measurement. the current remark fills this hole. a good portion of the ode is dedicated to EpharmostusAe prior victories and an appendix analyses how victory catalogues are handled in different places by way of Pindar in addition to through Bacchylides and agonistic epigrams. "There are one thousand issues to treasure right here; info are a steep course and require an excessive amount of dialogue to offer a feeling of the complete. IAell placed it easily: Gerber makes challenging scholarship glance effortless. The clever will shop up opposed to destiny need." Classical international

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24 26. 26 A proof of their claim exists, a huge shield cut from elephant hide, one that, because of its size, is not easy to wield if anyone today were to use it. The locals consider it as true that the shield was made by 23. 15 and 21. 24. " The Greeks and Romans believed strongly that names conveyed essential characteristics of persons, places, and things. 56 with nn. 51-52 there on the nomen/omen phenomenon. 25. The Phoenician Melqart, or Melkart, and perhaps to be associated also with Melikertes in Greek mythology, has been assimilated to Hercules (Grk.

M. is cited for HN books 3-6 (the geographic books), 8,12,13, 21, and 22. 40. Silberman (1988, lii-liii) summarizes the details and gives the exact bib- liographical references and publishing information. 's text and its afterlife, fol- lowed by a further discussion of printed editions and maps (20-26). 28 Pomponius Mela's Description of the World a lost fifth-century exemplar of Fl. Rusticius Helpidius Domnulus (see book 3, nn. 80 and 81), and that exemplar may ultimately be the indirect source of Jordanes' ten citations.

But M. " Apparently M. 36-38; and in this translation, book 1, n. 19). 18) recalls Claudius' suppression of their cult (Suet. Claud. 23) to the familiarity of the port of Gesoriacum (Bay of Boulogne) suggests that Claudius probably mounted his expedition from there. 's future project, see the following note. 37. If M. does give a clue to his future project, it may be stated in one pas- sage that is so obvious it has been ignored in this connection: ". . 60). Even this remark, however, may be only a topos of the genre (cp.

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