Pindarus
(7th century BC)

Poet from Thebes who studied under Corinna and wrote odes and lyrics to the victories of the Olympian Games. On of the most recited ones is the one about Diagaorus who was an old athlete, and whose three sons won at the Olympic Games, causing Diagorus to die of joy.

"But even wisdom feels the lure of gain,
Gold glittered in his hand, and he was hired."

Pindarus, Pythian 3

"But he who has achieved a new success
Basks in the light, soaring from hope to hope.
His deeds of prowess let him pace the air,
While he concieves plans sweeter to him than wealth".

Pindarus, Pythian 8


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