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Incredible pictures of the current #EtnaEruption

#Pindar paints similar pictures in Pythian 1 (20-26)

"snow-covered Aetna, year-round nurse of bitter frost, from whose inmost caves belch forth the purest streams of unapproachable fire.

#Volcano #Etna #GreekPoetry

🧵 1/3 Lava spewing  from the top of snowy Etna (c)
... In the daytime her rivers roll out a fiery flood of smoke, while in the darkness of night the crimson flame hurls rocks down to the deep plain of the sea with a crashing roar ...

#Pindar #Pythian1 20-26

(photo Salvatore Allegra, AP, via @USATODAY)

🧵 2/3 Etna erruption at night - glowing lava flows on the mountain
@USATODAY "... That monster shoots up the most terrible jets of fire; it is a marvellous wonder to see, and a marvel even to hear about when men are present."

Pindar (15-28) tells the myth: buried under the mountain lies the giant Typhon, who tried to overthrow Zeus.
#GreekMythology #Etna Etna spewing thick grey smoke (ash?) from its  top. (c) www.
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The official #Isthmian3 thread:

#Pindar #Scholia
ΣI3.inscr. Written for Melissus of Thebes. This man won the Isthmian and Nemean games. It is attributed as an ode for horses since Pindar doesn't make clear the form of the victory, whether for a single- or four-horse race. But he only says he was crowned for a horse race.
ΣI1.1/1 1. If anyone of men has fared well: The meaning is: "if anyone has good luck in contests or in wealth, as someone who does not go beyond the point of satiety among his success, that person is worthy of being spoken well of by the citizens."
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