Pindar, Paean 1
In the course of classical web browsing I came across this interesting post on a fragment of Pindar. Here’s the text and Nicholas’ translation, which I’ve taken the liberty of borrowing as I don’t think I can improve upon it.
πρὶν ὀδυνηρὰ γήραος σχεδὸν μολεῖν,
πρίν τις εὐθυμίᾳ σκιαζέτω
νόημ’ ἄκοτον ἐπὶ μέτρα, ἰδών
Just before reaching the pains of old age,
let a man gladly shelter
a peaceful mind for the sake of moderation, having seen
power stored in his home.
The rest of Nestor’s Cup is well worth exploring as well.