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Pindar, Olympian Odes, 8.1-8.7


nanOlympian 8: For Alcimedon of Aegina Boys' Wrestling 460 B.C. Mother of golden-crowned contests, Olympia, queen of truth! where prophets, judging from burnt sacrifices, inquire of Zeus of the flashing thunderbolt, if he has any message to give concerning men [5] whose spirits are seeking to attain great excellence and a breathing-space from toils. Accomplishment is granted to the prayers of men in gratitude for their piety. Well-wooded grove of Pisa beside the Alpheus, [10] welcome this victory-procession and the garland we bring to the victor; the man who is attended by your splendid prize of honor has great glory forever. Some good things come to one man, some to another; with the favor of the gods, there are many paths of success. [15] Timosthenes, fortune has allotted you and your brother to the care of your ancestor Zeus, who made you renowned at Nemea, and made Alcimedon an Olympic victor beside the hill of Cronus. He was beautiful to look at, and his deeds did not belie his beauty when by his victory in wrestling he had Aegina with her long oars proclaimed as his fatherland. There the savior Themis, seated beside Zeus the god of hospitality, is honored more than among all other men. For when there is a heavy weight in the balance that sways many ways, to judge with a straight mind and not inopportunely
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

11 results
1. Hesiod, Theogony, 27-34, 26 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

26. of Helicon, and in those early day
2. Homer, Odyssey, 11.51-11.80, 11.90-11.151 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 675, 674 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

674. ἄρχοντί τʼ ἄρχων καὶ κασιγνήτῳ κάσις
4. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 6.68-6.74, 8.2-8.7, 8.21-8.23, 8.25-8.30, 10.24, 10.28-10.45, 10.53-10.59 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Pindar, Pythian Odes, 10.66 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Herodotus, Histories, 8.134 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8.134. This man Mys is known to have gone to Lebadea and to have bribed a man of the country to go down into the cave of Trophonius and to have gone to the place of divination at Abae in Phocis. He went first to Thebes where he inquired of Ismenian Apollo (sacrifice is there the way of divination, as at Olympia), and moreover he bribed one who was no Theban but a stranger to lie down to sleep in the shrine of Amphiaraus. ,No Theban may seek a prophecy there, for Amphiaraus bade them by an oracle to choose which of the two they wanted and forgo the other, and take him either for their prophet or for their ally. They chose that he should be their ally. Therefore no Theban may lie down to sleep in that place.
7. Sophocles, Antigone, 1006-1011, 1005 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 21 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Vergil, Georgics, 1.390-1.392 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.390. While snow lies deep, and streams are drifting ice. 1.391. What need to tell of autumn's storms and stars 1.392. And wherefore men must watch, when now the day
10. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.21.12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7.21.12. Before the sanctuary of Demeter is a spring. On the side of this towards the temple stands a wall of stones, while on the outer side has been made a descent to the spring. Here there is an infallible oracle, not indeed for everything, but only in the case of sick folk. They tie a mirror to a fine cord and let it down, judging the distance so that it does not sink deep into the spring, but just far enough to touch the water with its rim. Or, possibly “disk.” The round mirror might be lowered vertically or horizontally (face upwards). Then they pray to the goddess and burn incense, after which they look into the mirror, which shows them the patient either alive or dead.
11. Papyri, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 4.1103, 7.540-7.578, 15.1-15.21 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aegina Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 50
alēthēs, in pindar Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 18, 21
apollo, and the dead Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
apollo, ismenios, oracle of Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
apollo Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
apuleius Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
augeas Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 49
bliss Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
catoptromancy (mirror divination) Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
celebration, of victory Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
charis Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 18, 19
delphi Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
demeter Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
divination Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
empyromancy, empura (fire divination) Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
enthusiastic prophecy Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
epinician Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 18, 19, 21
etumos Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 21, 49
euripides Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
greek magical papyri, xiii, xv Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
hagesidamus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
heracles Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 49
herodotus Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
hippocleas Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
homer, in pindar Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 18, 19, 21, 49
homer, personification of Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 19, 21
hydromancy (water divination) Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
hyperboreans Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
laudandus Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 19, 50
lie Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 21
lucius Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
messenger-figures, scout in seven muses in hesiods theogony Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 21
necromancy' Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
novel Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
olympia, oracle and sanctuary of zeus at Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
olympia Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
omens Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
osiris Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
pamphile Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
parallelism, with the myth Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
periander and his wife Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
perseus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
phricias, father of hippocleas Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
poet-patron relationship Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 18, 49, 50
praise Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 18, 19, 49
pseudos Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 21
reciprocity, symmetry or parity in Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 49
seriphus, seriphian Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126
thebes Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
tiresias Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 98
truth, and poetry Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 21
truth, definitions of Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 18, 19, 21
witches Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
xenia Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 49, 50
zeus Park, Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus (2023) 19, 21, 49, 50
θαλία Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 126