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Historical narrative and the world of Epinikian poetry, O.U.P., Oxford, 2004.
Any individual text was accepted or rejected directly by judgement given either personally by a patron or publicly by a jury.(13) Kurke has drawn attention to the fact that in epinikian poetry the self-evaluation of poetic performance was part of the ritual of praising the victor.
The image of travelling is in Pindar not only connected with the origin of truth but with all the most important values epinikian aims to convey: the athlete must leave the house to gain victory and fame, and fame is more valuable the further it travels.