Suda s.v. ‘Pindar’ = π 1617 Adler

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Πίνδαρος, Θηβῶν, Σκοπελίνου υἱός, κατὰ δέ τινας Δαϊφάντου· ὃ καὶ μᾶλλον ἀληθές· ὁ γὰρ Σκοπελίνου ἐστὶν ἀφανέστερος καὶ προσγενὴς Πινδάρου. τινὲς δὲ καὶ Παγωνίδου ἱστόρησαν αὐτόν. μαθητὴς δὲ Μυρτίδος γυναικός, γεγονὼς κατὰ τὴν ξε’ ὀλυμπιάδα καὶ κατὰ τὴν Ξέρξου στρατείαν ὢν ἐτῶν μ’. καὶ ἀδελφὸς μὲν ἦν αὐτῶι ὄνομα Ἐρωτίων καὶ υἱὸς Διόφαντος, θυγατέρες δὲ Εὔμητις καὶ Πρωτομάχη. καὶ συνέβη αὐτῶι τοῦ βίου τελευτὴ κατ’ εὐχάς· αἰτήσαντι γὰρ τὸ κάλλιστον αὐτῶι δοθῆναι τῶν ἐν τῶι βίωι ἀθρόον αὐτὸν ἀποθανεῖν ἐν θεάτρωι, ἀνακεκλιμένον εἰς τὰ τοῦ ἐρωμένου Θεοξένου αὐτοῦ γόνατα, ἐτῶν νε’. ἔγραψε δὲ ἐν βιβλίοις ιζ’ Δωρίδι διαλέκτωι ταῦτα· Ὀλυμπιονίκας, Πυθιονίκας, Προσόδια, Παρθένια, Ἐνθρονισμούς, Βακχικά, Δαφνηφορικά, Παιᾶνας, Ὑπορχήματα, Ὕμνους, Διθυράμβους, Σκολιά, Ἐγκώμια, Θρήνους, δράματα τραγικὰ ιζ’, ἐπιγράμματα ἐπικὰ καὶ καταλογάδην παραινέσεις τοῖς Ἕλλησι, καὶ ἄλλα πλεῖστα.

Pindar: from Thebes, son of Scopelinus, according to others Daïphantus. The latter is more probable, for the son of Scopelinus is more obscure and a kinsman of Pindar. Some also related that Pindar was the son of Pagonides. He was student of the woman Myrtis, born in the 65th Olympiad and he was forty years old at the time of the expedition of Xerxes. He also had a brother named Erotion, a son Diophantus, and two daughters, Eymetis and Protomache. And the end of life came about for him according to his prayers. For when he asked for the finest thing in life to be given to him, he died in the theatre on the spot, reclining on the knees of his beloved Theoxenus. He was then fifty-five. He wrote these seventeen books in the Doric dialect as follows: Olympians, Pythians, prosodia, parthenia, enthroning songs, bacchic songs, songs for the Daphnephoria, paeans, hyporchemes, hymns, dithyrambs, drinking songs, encomia, laments, seventeen tragic dramas, epigrams in epic meter and praises in prose for the Greeks, and many other books.

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