Pindar, Olympian Ode 10.24-51
But the ordinances of Zeus have prompted me to sing
Of the choice contest, which Herakles founded
With its six altars by the ancient tomb of Pelops,
After he killed the son of Poseidon,
And killed Eurytos, so that he might exact the wage
For his menial service from mighty Augeas, who was
unwilling to give it. Hiding in a thicket below Kleonai,
Herkles overcame them in turn on the road,
Because before that the overbearing Moliones
Had destroyed his army of Tirynthians
When it was encamped
In the valleys of Elis. And indeed, not long afterwards, The guest-cheating king of the Epeians
Saw his wealthy home land
Sing into the deep trench of ruin
Beneath a ruthless fire and strokes of iron –
Even his own city
Strife with those more powerful
One cannot put aside.
So that man, through lack of counsel, at last
Met with capture
and did not escape sheer death.
Thereupon, Zeus' valiant son gathered the entire army
And all the booty at Pisa,
And measured out a sacred precinct for his father
most mighty. He fenced in the altis and set apart
In the open, and he made the surrounding plain
A resting place for banqueting,
And honored the stream of Alpheos
- שישה מזבחות כפולים המוקדשים ל-12 האלים של אולימפיה. לוב ע"מ 165.
- תושביה של אליס. לוב ע"מ 167.
- המחוז של זאוס – לוב ע"מ 167.
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