Thursday, August 18, 2016


'Pallas, drawn by hand is the glory of our Leiden, And as Goddess, she thinks she is safe because she is painted. A contrast she is to the living Utrecht Minerva; the will of the painted pallas is that she holds the greater power' - Daniel Heinsius

One could also argue that the intellectual content of Pindar's Odes is best seen not as centered around a key idea or motif but as the confrontation, expansion, and reconciliation of various opposed ideas, or "polarities". Thomas K. Hubbard jstor article

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