Basil Gildersleeve, a prolific scholar of Greek and Latin grammar, here analyzes the difficult syntax of Pindar, paying particular attention to dependent clauses and conditional statements.
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Basil Gildersleeve's long and colorful career as a soldier and professor of Classics is almost as interesting as his careful and foundational work on the structure and grammar of Ancient Greek and editions of several works in both Greek and Latin. This piece was written during his term editing the American Journal of Philology and presents a thorough analysis of the grammatical structure of Pindar's infamously difficult poetry. The paper provides a tool for better understanding and translating this important author and contains practical help for the student and advanced discussion for the specialist.