Aelian, Historical Miscellanies 13.25

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Πίνδαρος ὁ ποιητὴς ἀγωνιζόμενος ἐν Θήβαις ἀμαθέσι περιπεσὼν ἀκροαταῖς ἡττήθη Κορίννης πεντάκις. ἐλέγχων δὲ τὴν ἀμουσίαν αὐτῶν ὁ Πίνδαρος σῦν ἐκάλει τὴν Κόρινναν σῦν ἐκάλει τὴν Κόρινναν M: σῦς αἰκάλλει κορώνην Charitonides.

Pindar the poet in a competition at Thebes happened upon an unsophisticated audience and lost to Corinna five times. Pindar insulted their lack of taste in music by calling Corinna ‘a pig’.

Relevant guides Pindar