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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

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Skull: P. and V. κρανίον, τό (Eur., Cycl. 647).

Crown of the head: V. κορυφή, ἡ (also Xen. but rare P.).

Garland,. etc.: P. and V. στέφανος, ὁ, στέμμα, τό (Plat. but rare P.), Ar. στεφάνη, ἡ, V. στέφος, τό; see also wreath.

Diadem of eastern kings: P. διάδημα, τό (Xen.).

Tiara: P. and V. τιάρα, ἡ (Plat. and Soph., Frag.).

Met., power,.rule: P. and V. κράτος. τό, ἀρχή, ἡ, V. use also σκῆπτρα, τά, θρόνοι, οἱ.

Reward of victory: P. and V. στέφανος, ὁ.

Contest where a crown is the prize: P. ἀγὼν στεφανίτης, ὁ.

Met., finishing touch: P. κεφαλαῖον, τό, κολοφών, ὁ, P. and V. θριγκός, ὁ (Plat.) (lit., coping-stone).

v. trans.

P. and V. στεφανοῦν, στέφειν (Plat. but rare P.), V. ἐκστέφειν, ἀναστέφειν, καταστέφειν, ἐρέφειν, στεμματοῦν, πυκάζειν, ἐξαναστέφειν.

Crown (as victor.): Ar. and P. ἀναδεῖν, ταινιοῦν.

Met., put the finishing touch to: P. κεφαλαῖον ἐπιτιθέναι ἐπί (dat.), κολοφῶνα ἐπιτιθέναι (dat.), τέλος ἐπιτιθέναι (dat.), V. θριγκοῦν (acc.).

Crown with success: P. and V. ὀρθοῦν (acc.), κατορθοῦν (acc.).