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Pindar (c. 518 - c. 448/7 BCE) was an ancient Greek lyric poet, probably the greatest of his time. His works have been divided into 17 books of different types of poetry, but only those containing 44 choral victory songs composed for the formal celebrations at the four Panhellenic festivals remain intact, the others only survive in fragments. His works often contained references to contemporary history, religion, and Greek mythology, reflecting his learning and aristocratic background, and are notoriously difficult to read and translate.

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  • c. 518 - c. 448
    Life of ancient Greek lyric poet Pindar. .