ReferencesGildersleeve'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
Frank Nisetich. Pindar's Victory
Songs Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1980. A
translation with notes and a good introduction.
W. Race. Pindar. Twayne's World
W. Race. Pindar. Loeb Classical
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