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see Pythian gamesPythian games
, in ancient Greece, games held at Delphi every four years (the third of each Olympiad). They included musical, literary, and athletic contests. The games honored Apollo and took their name from Pythia, the priestess of the oracle at Delphi.
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in ancient Greece, the priestess of the Delphic oracle at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.

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Pindar seems to be shuddering at a straw bogeyman when he imagines this possibility in Pythian 1, but in Aetna the undoing of object relations that plunges the human subject back into its childhood terrors is writ large in the poem's two Jupiters.
Centuries-old odes praising Pythian victors have come down to us.
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Canadian data management consulting and services firm Pythian said it had acquired US data services and DevOps provider Blackbird.
The target firm's portfolio together with integrated 24/7 operations and systems management includes cloud solutions, software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), big data and enterprise infrastructure ecosystems, Pythian said in a statement.
Pythian is a data management company that helps plan, deploy and manage data infrastructures.
Competition has arguably been a feature of our musical life since the Pythian Games at Delphi in the sixth century BC.
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A Literary Study of Pythian 11, Pythian 3, and Olympian 7, Leiden, 1968, p.
ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1869, the all-black Pythian Base Ball Club of Philadelphia played the all-white Philadelphia Olympics, marking the first recorded interracial game in organized baseball history.
2-7) the priest of Apollo at Delphi, Charikles, describes the quadrennial sacrifice ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and embassy ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (1) sent to Delphi at the time of the Pythian Games in honour of Neoptolemos, the son of Achilles, by the Thessalian Ainians who lived in Hypata and traced their descent from Hellen, the son of Deukalion.