Scholium to Pindar, Nemean Ode 3.82 = 143 Drachmann

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κραγέται δὲ κολοιοὶ ταπεινὰ νέμονται: οἱ δὲ ἀντίτεχνοί μου κολοιοῖς ἐοίκασι, κραυγάζοντες μόνον καὶ ταπεινὰ νεμόμενοι, οὐ δύνανται δὲ διαίρεσθαι εἰς ὕψος. δοκεῖ δὲ ταῦτα τείνειν εἰς Βακχυλίδην· ἦν γὰρ ὑφόρασις αὐτοῖς πρὸς ἀλλήλους. παραβάλλει δὲ αὑτὸν μὲν ἀετῶι, κολοιῶι δὲ Βακχυλίδην.

“While the chattering jackdaws keep below”: Pindar’s rivals are likened to jackdaws, who only chatter and keep below, unable to soar to a great height. It’s likely that these words are aimed at Bacchylides – for indeed there was suspicion between the two poets for each other. But Pindar compares himself to the eagle, Bacchylides to the jackdaw.

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