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Pindar, Nemean (ed. Diane Arnson Svarlien),
Nemean 4For Timasarchus of AeginaBoys' Wrestling?473 B. C. (search)
ds in the darkness over an empty thought
that falls to the ground. As for me, I know that whatever excellence ruling destiny gave me, time will creep forward and bring it to its appointed perfection. Weave out, sweet lyre, right now,the beloved song with Lydian harmony, for Oenone and Cyprus, where Teucer the son of Telamon reigns far from home; but Aias holds ancestral Salamis,
and Achilles holds the shining island in the Euxine sea.Thetis rules in Phthia, and Neoptolemus in the expanses of Epirus, where jutting ox-pasturing headlands, beginning in Dodona, slope down to the Ionian sea. But beside the foot of Pelion,Peleus turned a warlike hand against Iolcus and gave it in subjection to the HaemonesFollowing Snell's punctuation.
after encountering the crafty arts of Acastus' wife Hippolyte. With the sword of Daedalus, the son of Pelias sowed the seeds of death for Peleusfrom an ambush. But Cheiron rescued him and carried out the destiny which had been fated by Zeus. And Peleus, having