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Headword: Πυθαγόρας
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:
Πυθαγόρας ὁ Σάμιος, φιλόσοφος, διότι τὴν ἀλήθειαν ἠγόρευεν οὐχ ἧττον τοῦ Πυθίου. ὃς παρηγγύα τοῖς μαθηταῖς ἑκάστοτε ταῦτα λέγειν εἰς τὸν οἶκον εἰσιοῦσι: πῆ παρέβην; τί δ' ἔρεξα; τί μοι δέον οὐκ ἐτελέσθη;
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).
[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.
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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.
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