Pindar. Arnson Svarlien, Diane, translator. Created for the Perseus Project, 1990.

  1. now to the father, who was a Pythian victor, now to his son Thrasydaeus.
  2. Their joyfulness and renown shine brightly. With their chariots they were victorious long ago; they captured the swift radiance of the famous games at Olympia with their horses.
  3. And at Pytho, when they entered the naked footrace, they put to shame
  4. the Hellenic host with their speed. May I desire fine things from the gods, seeking what is possible at my time of life. For I have found that those of middle rank in a city flourish with longer prosperity, and I find fault with the lot of tyrannies.