He reviewed writings from Pindar to Plato in an attempt to understand the early Olympic Games.
Monte Cristo, thus attuned to the interview he proposed to hold with Morrel and his family, departed, murmuring as he went these lines of Pindar, "Youth is a flower of which love is the fruit; happy is he who, after having watched its silent growth, is permitted to gather and call it his own."
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
…Lepanto, Tewkesbury, Brandywine, Hohenlinden, Salamis, and the Wilderness had been fought both by land and by sea; Hippias had been expelled from Athens by the Alcaemonidae and the Lacedaemonians; Simonides, Menander, Strabo, Moschus, and Pindar had closed their earthly accounts; the beatified Eusebius, Athanasius, and Chrysostom had gone to their celestial niches; Menkaura had built the Third Pyramid; Aspalta had led victorious armies; the remote Bermudas, Malta, and the Windward…
Thomas Wolfe -- Look Homeward, Angel
No, no, I’m not looking for any Pindar Hyperborean dwelling with the gods in ease a tearless life, never aging—"