Lesches and the Contest between Homer and Hesiod
μήτʹ ἔσται μετόπισθεν,
ἅρματα συντρίψωσιν ἐπειγόμενοι περὶ νίκης.
Nor will ever come about in the future.”
Make the chariots graze one another, hastening for the victory”
τῶν μὲν μηδὲν ἄειδε, σὺ δ’ ἄλλης μνῆσαι ἀοιδῆς.
“Come now, Muses, of things that are and will be and were aforetime–
sing nothing of those, but take heed for other singing.”
ἧς πέρι πόλλ’ ἔπαθον Δαναοί, θεράποντες Ἄρηος
Of Ilios I sing, and Dardania land of fine colts,
over which the Danaans suffered much, servants of the War god.