Pindar Quotes

A collection of quotes by Pindar.

Pindar, an ancient Greek lyric poet, was born in approximately 518 BC in Thebes, Boeotia. Known for his odes, Pindar composed choral poetry that celebrated the athletic victories of local heroes and rulers. His works, called epinikia, honored victorious athletes participating in the Olympic Games, Pythian Games, Isthmian Games, and Nemean Games. Pindar's verses were highly regarded for their complex and rich language, intricate structure, and religious undertones. Although much of his poetry is lost, Pindar's impact on ancient Greek literature and his enduring legacy as a master of lyric poetry cannot be understated.