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Pindar, Pythian (ed. Diane Arnson Svarlien),
Pythian 1For Hieron of AetnaChariot Race470 B. C. (search)
hey have seen their arrogance bring lamentation to their ships off Cumae.
Such were their sufferings, when they were conquered by the leader of the Syracusans—a fate which flung their young men from their swift ships into the sea,delivering Hellas from grievous bondage. From Salamis I will win as my reward the gratitude of the Athenians, and in Sparta from the battles before CithaeronReading with Snell ta=n . . maka=n for ta\n . . ma/kan; read either a)/ra (Wilamowitz) or a)po\ (Stone, CR 49, 1935, 124) for e)re/w. Cf. R. W. B. Burton, Pindar's Pythian Odes, Oxford 1962, 106f.—those battles in which the Medes with their curved bows suffered sorely; but beside the well-watered bank of the river Himeras I shall win my reward by paying my tribute of song to the sons of Deinomenes,the song which they earned by their excellence, when their enemies were suffering.
If you speak in due proportion, twisting the strands of many themes into a brief compass, less blame follows from men. For wearyi