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References

Gildersleeve's essays and letters have been collected and edited by Ward W. Briggs, Jr. Briggs's work is the best source of information on Gildersleeve's life and career.

Not surprisingly, Gildersleeve has not had the last word on Pindar; the scholarship on the victory odes is vast, and there are also studies of the fragmentary works. For the general reader, the books by Carne-Ross and Race are good introductions. Race's Loeb edition includes all the poems and fragments, with a translation.

    Ward W. Briggs, Jr., ed. Soldier and Scholar: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and the Civil War. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998. Gildersleeve's non-classical writings: autobiographical essays, editorials from the Richmond Examiner, and retrospectives on the Civil War. Ward W. Briggs, Jr., ed. Selected Classical Papers of Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992. Ward W. Briggs, Jr., Herbert Benario, edd. Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve: An American Classicist. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1986. Essays about Gildersleeve and his work by various scholars. Elroy L. Bundy. Studia Pindarica. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986; originally printed as volume 18, no. 1-2, of University of California Publications in Classical Philology, 1962. These two essays kicked off a modern re-thinking of Pindar's work. D. S. Carne-Ross. Pindar. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985. Mary R. Lefkowitz. The Victory Ode: An Introduction. Park Ridge: Noyes, 1976. William Mullen. Choreia: Pindar and Dance. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1982. Speculative reconstruction of what Pindar's dances might have looked like. Gregory Nagy. Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1990. Frank Nisetich. Pindar's Victory Songs Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1980. A translation with notes and a good introduction. W. Race. Pindar. Twayne's World Authors Series W. Race. Pindar. Loeb Classical Library Carl A. P. Ruck and William H. Matheson. Pindar: Selected Odes Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1968. These translations capture much of the glitter of Pindar's style. Ian Rutherford. Pindar's Paeans: A Reading of the Fragments with a Survey of the Genre. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. The first extensive study of Pindar's non-epinician writings. Bruno Snell, Herwig Maehler. Pindar. Lepizig: Teubner, 1987. This is the standard edition of the victory odes, with apparatus criticus and metrical analyses. M. L. West. Greek Metre. Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 1982. The standard reference for Greek meter as it is now understood. M. L. West. Ancient Greek Music. Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 1992. Includes transcriptions of the extant fragments of Greek music.


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