In his own time Bacchylides was considered the equal of Pindar, the most famous representative of archaic Greek lyric. Until the publication of the London papyrus in 1897; the study of his work had been largely neglected due to the fact that very little of his poetry had been recovered.
In 1997, the department of Classics of the Vrife Universiteit at Amsterdam organised a colloquium to celebrate the centenary of the publication of the editio princeps. The papers read at this colloquium not only summarize the studies of Bacchylides that have been published over the past hundred years, but they also engage in various new approaches, text-critical, literary and comparative, which will provide a stimulus for future analyses of this highly important Greek poet.
This book and more academic work by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer can be found at Academia.edu.