προ[.]ινηθεὶς ἐπῇεν γᾶν τε <πᾶσαν> καὶ θάλασσαν καὶ σκοπιαῖσιν [ἄκρ]αις ὀρέων ὕπερ ἔστα καὶ μυχοὺς διζάσατο βαλλόμενος κρηπῖδας ἀλσέων.

51b Strabo 9.2.33 τὸ δὲ Τηνερικὸν πεδίον ἀπὸ Τηνέρου προσηγόρευται· μυθεύεται δ᾿ Ἀπόλλωνος υἱὸς ἐκ Μελίας, προφήτης τοῦ μαντείου κατὰ τὸ Πτῷον ὄρος, ὅ φησιν εἶναι τρικόρυφον ὁ αὐτὸς ποιητής·

καί ποτε τὸν τρικάρανον Πτωΐου κευθμῶνα κατέσχεθε κοῦ[ρος]

51c Schol. Paus. 9.23.6 Πίνδαρος δὲ ἐν ὕμνοις Ἀπόλλωνος καὶ τῆς Ἀθάμαντος θυγατρὸς Ζευξίππης (sc. υἱὸν εἶναί φησι τὸν Πτῶιον).

51d Strabo 9.2.34 ὁ αὐτὸς ποιητὴς (sc. Πίνδαρος) . . . καὶ τὸν Τήνερον καλεῖ

<-υυ?> ναοπόλον μάντιν δαπέδοισιν ὁμοκλέα

  • 1προ[......]ις V: [.....]ινηθεὶς Α
  • 2τε <πᾶσαν> καὶ Turyn: τε καὶ codd.: τε καὶ <πᾶσαν> Meineke κοῦ[ρος] Snell: κού[ρα] Reitzenstein
  • 3[ἄκρ]αις suppl. Meineke: [...]aiw A: om. V
  • 4διζάσατο Μεινεκε, Wilamowitz: διννάσατο V: δεινάσατο Α


. . . he traversed all the land and sea and stood over the lofty look-outs of mountains and explored the depths, as he laid the foundations of groves.

51b Strabo, Geography. “The Teneric plain is named for Tenerus. In myth he was the son of Apollo by Melia, prophet of the oracle on Mt. Ptoïon, which the same poet (sc. Pindar) says is three-peaked”:

. . . and one day the son16 inhabited the three-peaked cavern of Ptoïon.

51c Scholion on Pausanias, Description of Greece. “In his hymns Pindar says that Ptoïus was the son of Apollo and of Zeuxippe, Athamas’ daughter.”

51d Strabo, Geography of Greece. “And the same poet calls Tenerus”

the temple-tending seer with the same name as the plains

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.pindar-fragments.1997