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Pindar, Olympian (ed. Diane Arnson Svarlien),
Olympian 2For Theron of AcragasChariot Race476 B. C. (search)
was brought there by his mother, when she hadpersuaded the heart of Zeus with her prayers—
Achilles, who laid low Hector, the irresistible, unswerving pillar of Troy, and who consigned to death Memnon the Ethiopian, son of the Dawn. I have many swift arrows in the quiver under my arm,arrows that speak to the initiated. But the masses need interpreters.On this line see W. H. Race, "The End of Olympian 2: Pindar and the Vulgus," CSCA 12, 1979, 251-67, and G. W. Most, "Pindar O. 2.83-90," CQ 36, 1986, 304-16. The man who knows a great deal by nature is truly skillful, while those who have only learned chatter with raucous and indiscriminate tongues in vain like crows
against the divine bird of Zeus. Now, bend your bow toward the mark; tell me, my mind, whom are we trying to hitas we shoot arrows of fame from a gentle mind? I will aim at Acragas, and speak with true intent a word sworn by oath: no city for a hundred years has given birth to a man more beneficent in his mind or more generou
llowed for his trouble; that is to say, if the Receiver could make such payment without such previous order he will have to run the risk of its being disallowed in the settlement of his account.
The opinion of the Judge is, that the Receiver may be allowed reasonable compensation for any expended in the preservation of the property and for his services.
If or live stock of any kind in his possession, he may be allowed the expense of and taking care of the same, 3d.
If on the estate in land and negroes is under his content he have employ an great or overseer; that is to say if a profit might be made by it, or it is were necessary in order to preserve the property.
If more profitable to hire out the land and slaves and cultivate the farm, he may adopt the course most advantageous to the holders of the property.
In a supplement to his instructions the Judge quotes from Daniel factory Practice, vol. 3, page 1986, and other authorities, in illustration of the position assumed.