flight of the mind

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Pindar (c. 518—446 bc) Greek lyric poet

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In Pindar (fr. 292 B. Snell and H. Maehler) and Bacchylides (5. 16ff) flight is a metaphor for elevation of poetic style. The philosopher Parmenides (H. Diels and W. Kranz ...

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