Pindar, Nemean (ed. Diane Arnson Svarlien),
Nemean 10For Theaeus of ArgosWrestling?444 B. C. (search)
imes on the sacred ground, according to the ordinance of Adrastus. Father Zeus, his mouth keeps silent what his heart truly desires. The accomplishment of alldeeds rests with you. Adding boldness to a heart that does not shrink from laborOmit comma after ou)d', taking it with a)mo/kqw rather than with the verb (Fennell, Farnell)., he asks for your grace.
I sing what is known to the godReading qew=| te kai\ o(/stis, with the mss.and to whoever strives for the chief crown in the foremost games. Pisa holds the highest ordinance, that of Heracles. Still, the sweet voices of the Athenians at their festival twice sang victory-songs as a prelude for Theaeus,and in earth baked by fire olive oil came to the fine men of Hera's city in jars with richly painted sides.
Theaeus, the honor of successful contests often attends on the well-known race of your maternal ancestors, by the favor of the Graces and the Tyndarids. I would think it right, if I were a kinsman of Thrasyclusand Antias, not to vei