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Pindar

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Definition Greek lyric poet remembered for his odes (518?-438? BC)
  • He reviewed writings from Pindar to Plato in an attempt to understand the early Olympic Games.
  • No, no, I'm not looking for any Pindar Hyperborean dwelling with the gods in ease a tearless life, never aging—"
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • 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
  • But I felt no need for these sophistries as I sat before my cousin, saw him, freed from his inconclusive struggle with Pindar, in his dark gray suit, his white tie, his scholar's gown; heard his grave tones and, all the time, savored the gillyflowers in full bloom under my windows.
    Evelyn Waugh  --  Brideshead Revisited
  • I was just free of the schools, having taken the last paper of History Previous on the afternoon before; Jasper's subfusc suit and white tie proclaimed him still in the thick of it; he had, too, the exhausted but resentful air of one who fears he has failed to do himself full justice on the subject of Pindar's Orphism.
    Evelyn Waugh  --  Brideshead Revisited

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