99. cf. Paus. 10.5.12 τὰ μέντοι ἄλλα με οὐκ ἔπειθεν ὁ λόγος ἢ Ἡφαίστου τὸν ναὸν τέχνην εἶναι ἢ τὰ ἐς τὰς ᾠδοὺς τὰς χρυσᾶς, ἃς δὴ Πίνδαρος ᾖσεν ἐπ᾿ ἐκείνῳ τῷ ναῷ· χρύσειαι[m-dash]ἄειδον κηληδόνες.
Κλυτοὶ μάντι [ες] Ἀπόλλωνος, ἐγὼ μὲν ὑπὲρ χθονός ὑ]π̣έρ τ᾿ ὠκεανοῦ Θέ̣μιδ̣ό̣ς τ᾿ ἐπι[ (desunt vv. 5–50, restant frustula vv. 51–61) 62Ἰυγ[γ ναόν· τὸν μὲν Ὑπερβορ[έοις ἄνεμος ζαμενὴς ἔμ<ε>ιξ[ 65ὦ Μοῖσαι· το<ῦ> δὲ παντέχ[νοις Ἁφαίστου παλάμαις καὶ Ἀθά[νας
- 3-3suppl. Grenfell–Hunt
- 63suppl. Hunt
- 64<ε> add. Snell
- 65-66, 68suppl. Hunt
- 76, 78, 83, 86suppl. Lobel
and feathers, was sent by Apollo to the Hyperboreans. Pausanias disputes Pindar’s account about the third temple, supposedly made of bronze (10.5.12): “I remain unpersuaded by other aspects of the story, how the temple was the work of Hephaestus and the parts relating to the golden singers, which Pindar included in his song on this temple (‘above the pediment sang golden Charmers’).” Pausanias goes on to say that there were varying accounts of the temple’s disappearance: “Some say that it plunged into a chasm, others that it was melted by fire.” The fourth temple was built by Trophonius and Agamedes (cf. fr. 2).
Famous seers of Apollo, I (have come?) over the land, over the ocean, and to (the shrine?) of Themis53 . . . (lines 5–61 are missing or fragmentary)
- 53The name Themis appears in a scholion and if it belongs here, it might refer to Delphi’s earlier connection with Ge-Themis (cf. Pyth. 11.9 and Paus. 10.5.6).
- 54Golden birds (wrynecks) that graced the third temple at Delphi. Cf. Philostr. Apol. T. 6.11: ἑνὸς δὲ αὐτῶν καὶ χρυσᾶς ἴυγγας ἀνάψαι λέγεται Σειρήνων τινὰ ἐπεχούσας πειθώ (”And from one of them [sc. Apollo’s temples] it is said that golden wrynecks were attached that possessed, as it were, the attraction of sirens.”).
- 55The second temple.
- 56The third temple.