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Headword: *puqago/ras
Adler number: pi,3123
Translated headword: Pythagoras
Vetting Status: high
Of Samos, a philosopher, [so called] because he spoke the truth no less than did the Pythion.[1] He advised his pupils, each time they reached home, to say this: where did I go wrong? what did I achieve? what duty did I leave unfulfilled?[2]
Greek Original:
*puqago/ras o( *sa/mios, filo/sofos, dio/ti th\n a)lh/qeian h)go/reuen ou)x h(=tton tou= *puqi/ou. o(\s parhggu/a toi=s maqhtai=s e(ka/stote tau=ta le/gein ei)s to\n oi)=kon ei)siou=si: ph= pare/bhn; ti/ d' e)/reca; ti/ moi de/on ou)k e)tele/sqh;
From Diogenes Laertius 8.21-22. For Pythagoras cf. pi 3120, pi 3121, pi 3124.
[1] The oracle of Apollo at Delphi (pi 3127, pi 3130). Cf. pi 3121, note 8.
[2] In the Greek these three questions make up a line of hexameter verse.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2001@03:19:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 31 October 2001@00:25:58.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 30 June 2004@07:24:57.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@08:02:47.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@07:59:38.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 23 December 2021@22:19:11.


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