The victory ode originated as a celebration for victors in the Olympics, but its impact has been extensive and wide reaching. This collection of essays by internationally distinguished scholars, the first of its kind, explores this fascinating poetic form from a range of perspectives, including literary, political and historical.
About the Author
Peter Agócs is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. He spent the last four years as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge.
Chris Carey is Professor of Greek at University College London.
Richard Rawles is a lecturer in Classics in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.