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Pindar, Nemean (ed. Diane Arnson Svarlien),
Nemean 4For Timasarchus of AeginaBoys' Wrestling?473 B. C. (search)
and carried out the destiny which had been fated by Zeus. And Peleus, having thwarted all-powerful fire, and the sharp claws of bold-plotting lions, and the edge of their terrible teeth,
married one of the Nereids throned on high, and saw the fine circle of seats in which the lords of sky and sea were sitting, as they gave him gifts and revealed the future strength of his race. Beyond Gadeira towards the western darkness there is no passage; turn backthe ship's sails again to the mainland of Europe, for it is impossible for me to tell the full story of the sons of Aeacus.
For the Theandridae, having pledged my word, I went as a ready herald of the limb-strengthening contestsat Olympia and the Isthmus and Nemea, where, whenever they make trial of their skill, they return home with the glorious fruit of garlands; in that home, Timasarchus, we hear that your family is an attendant of victory songs. But ifin honor of your uncle Callicles you bid me
to build a monument whiter than Parian s