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89a ΕΙΣ ΑΠΤΕΜΙΝ?

Schol. Aristoph. Eq. 1264 τοῦτο ἀρχὴ προσοδίου Πινδάρου· ἔχει δὲ οὕτως·

×Τί κάλλιον ἀρχομένοισ(ιν ?) ἢ καταπαυομένοισιν ἢ βαθύζωνόν τε Λατώ καὶ θοᾶν ἵππων ἐλάτειραν ἀεῖσαι;

92 Strabo 13.4.6 Πίνδαρος δὲ συνοικειοῖ τοῖς ἐν τῇ Κιλικίᾳ τὰ ἐν Πιθηκούσσαις . . . καὶ τὰ ἐν Σικελίᾳ· καὶ γὰρ τῇ Αἴτνῃ φησὶν ὑποκεῖσθαι τὸν Τυφῶνα τόν ποτε (sequitur Pyth. 1.17–19), καὶ πάλιν·

κείνῳ μὲν Αἴτνα δεσμὸς ὑπερφίαλος ἀμφίκειται

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Dithyrambs

Prosodia (Processional Odes)

Too little remains from the two books of Pindar’s prosodia or from Bacchylides’ one book (frr. 11–13) to generalize about the form and content of these odes, which were accompanied by the pipe and, as the name implies, probably involved processions to temples and holy places.

89a To Artemis(?)

Scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 1264. “This is the beginning of a Pindaric processional ode, which reads as follows”:

What is more noble when beginning or ending than to sing of deep-bosomed Leto and the driver1 of swift horses?

92 Strabo, Geography of Greece. “Pindar associates the territory of Pithecussae and of Sicily with that of Cilicia, for he says that Typhos lies beneath Aetna (he quotes Pyth. 1.17–19), and further”:2

around him Aetna, an enormous confinement, lies.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.pindar-fragments.1997