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Pindar, Pythian (ed. Diane Arnson Svarlien),
Pythian 4For Arcesilas of CyreneChariot Race462 B. C. (search)
not been cut away, but flowed shining down his back. He quickly went straight ahead, making trial of his dauntlessReading with Snell and MSS a)tarba/ktoio for a)tarmu/ktoio. spirit, and stoodin the marketplace crowded with people.
They did not recognize him. Nevertheless, one of the awed onlookers said even this: “Surely this is not Apollo, nor Ares, the husband of Aphrodite, with his bronze chariot. And they say that the sons of Iphimedeia—Otus and you, bold lord Ephialtes—died in splendid Naxos.And indeed Tityus was hunted down by the swift arrow of Artemis, which she sped from her unconquerable quiver, so that men might desire to touch only the loves that are within their reach.”
They said such things among themselves; and Pelias arrived, rushing headlong with his mule team and his polished chariot.He was instantly astonished, looking at the single sandal, plain to see on the stranger's right foot. But he hid his fear in his heart and said: “What country, stranger, do you claim