Nemean

Pindar

Pindar, creator; Arnson Svarlien, Diane, 1960-, translator

  1. brandishing in his hands a javelin with a short blade; swift as the wind, he dealt death to wild lions in battle, and he slew wild boars and carried their panting bodies to the Centaur, son of Cronus, first when he was six years old, and afterwards for all the time he spent there.
  2. Artemis and bold Athena gazed at him with wonder,
  3. as he slew deer without the help of dogs and crafty nets; for he excelled with his feet. I have this story as it was told by earlier generations. Deep-thinking Cheiron reared Jason under his stone roof, and later Asclepius,
  4. whom he taught the gentle-handed laws of remedies. And he arranged a marriage for Peleus with the lovely-bosomed [*]( Reading with Snell a)glao/kolpon for a)glao/karpon . ) daughter of Nereus, and brought up for her their incomparable child, nurturing his spirit with all fitting things,
  5. so that when the blasts of the sea-winds sent him
  6. to Troy , he might withstand the spear-clashing war-shout of the Lycians and Phrygians and Dardanians; and when he came into close conflict with the spear-bearing Ethiopians, he might fix it in his mind that their leader, powerful Memnon the kinsman of Helenus, should not return to his home.