Pindar, Fragments

LCL 485: 402-403

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5ἔργοισιν Ἡρακλέος· ἐπεὶ Γηρυόνα βόας Κυκλώπειον ἐπὶ πρόθυρον Εὐρυσθ̣έος ἀνατεί τε] καὶ ἀπριάτας ἔλασεν, -?? ] Διομήδεος ἵππους 10-? μ]ό̣ναρχον Κ[ι]κόνων παρὰ] Βιστονίδι λίμνᾳ χαλκοθώρ]ακος Ἐνυαλίου ⏑⏑– –] ἔκπαγλον υἱόν ⏑⏑⏑] . ι̣α̣ντ̣α μέγαν 15- οὐ κό]ρῳ ἀλλ᾿ ἀρετᾷ. κρέσσον γ]ὰ̣ρ̣ ἁρπαζομένων τεθνάμεν x̣ χρη]μάτων ἢ κακὸν ἔμμεναι. – –]εσελθὼν μέγα ⏑–]υ̣κτὶ βίας ὁδόν 20]ρε{ν}, λαβὼν δ᾿ ἕν[α] φῶ̣[τ]α̣ πεδά σ . []

  • 8suppl. Mette, Page
  • 10-15suppl. Lobel
  • 16suppl. Page, Lobel
  • 17suppl. Lobel: πρὸ χρη]μάτων Page
  • 20πεδάσα̣[ις] Snell: πεδά[ρ]σι̣ο̣ν̣ Lobel


5the deeds of Heracles, for he drove Geryon’s cattle to the Cyclopean portal of Eurystheus13 without punishment or payment, Diomedes’ mares 10. . . monarch of the Cicones14 by the Bistonian lake,15 the awesome son of Enyalius16 with the bronze breastplate.

greatAnt. 1 15. . . not with excess, but with virtue.17 For it is better to die when possessions are being seized than to be a coward. having entered the great (palace?) . . . at night the way of force 20having taken one man18 . . .

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.pindar-fragments.1997