For more rivetting details, see: http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/120723_1.html
And for us laymen…
Pindaric ode = Ceremonious poem
Perhaps we could get Armand to write one for TR’s wedding speech
I can see Boris reading this out. It’s right up his street. Mind you Janus, I think you could have written the equal. (I loved your table-cloth corners on the Swift poem!)
PS Perhaps we could get Armand to join the Chariot!
For the serious nerds, this Greek one, Pindar-style, is ‘Alcaic’ in its metre. Old Horace did ‘em in Latin too.
NB the puns on Bolt and Coe, among others.
AND Armand prefers the American spelling of skillful too!
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