The Golden Verses of Pythagoras


Author: Fabre D'olivet
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3748150261
Category: Philosophy
Page: 223
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THE ancients had the habit of comparing with gold all that they deemed without defects and pre-eminently beautiful: thus, by the Golden Age they understood, the age of virtues and of happiness; and by the Golden Verses, the verses, wherein was concealed the most pure doctrine. They constantly attributed these Verses to Pythagoras, not that they believed that this philosopher had himself composed them, but because they knew that his disciple, whose work they were, had revealed the exact doctrine of his master and had based them all upon maxims issued from his mouth! This disciple, commendable through his learning, and especially through his devotion to the precepts of Pythagoras, was called Lysis. After the death of this philosopher and while his enemies, momentarily triumphant, had raised at Crotona and at Metaponte that terrible persecution which cost the lives of so great a number of Pythagoreans, crushed beneath the débris of their burned school, or constrained to die of hunger in the temple of the Muses, Lysis, happily escaped from these disasters, retired into Greece, where, wishing to spread the sect of Pythagoras, to whose principles calumnies had been attached, he felt it necessary to set up a sort of formulary which would contain the basis of morals and the principal rules of conduct given by this celebrated man.

The Golden Verses


Author: Barbara Miller
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781555179465
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
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So declares the old bookseller as he shuffles into Charles's bookshop. He unloads what appear to be beat-up and worthless Bibles on the hapless Charles, proclaiming that certain people in the small town need the books desperately. He promises that when the passages printed in gold are read, the scriptures come to life. Among the six people to buy the Bibles are Theo Atwood, an agnostic mortician whose business is suddenly threatened by a new, believing undertaker; Lottie Mariah, a hairdresser with a dubious reputation who yearns for true friendship; Nancy Rutledge, a recent widow with a shameful secret; William Hicken, a greedy banker obsessed with counting and acquisition; Charles himself, whose generosity is deplored by his shrewish wife; and Dory, Charles's young assistant, who learns that the Bibles are accompanied by a dark and threatening adversary. the Golden Verses, a tale of good versus evil, is as old as time and as familiar as your face in the mirror.

Golden Verses

Poetry of the Augustan Age
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585108979
Category: Poetry
Page: 420
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An anthology containing fresh and rhythmic translations of the great poets from the Augustan period, Golden Verses covers a broad range of verse with introduction, maps, chronology, glossary, bibliography and notes. Alessi's text is designed specifically for the college market, providing students with access to the thought and context at the roots of our culture. Designed to be read in conjunction with major works of the Augustan Age—Ovid's Metamorphosis and Vergil's Aeneid.

The Pythagorean Golden Verses

With Introduction and Commentary
Author: Johan C. Thom
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004295844
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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This commentary provides valuable insight into the basic tenets of an unknown sect from the formative years of Hellenistic Pythagoreanism, a movement which had a major impact on the morality and philosophy of the Greco-Roman world.

The Golden Verses of Pythagoras and Other Pythagorean Fragments


Author: Florence Firth
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447484827
Category: Religion
Page: 94
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This classic book contains a collection of sayings attributed to the great Greek philsopher and mathematician Pythagoras and his followers, amd will prove an interesting read for all. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Golden Verses of Pythagoras


Author: Antoine Fabre d'Olivet
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781564592767
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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Translated by Nayan Louis Redfield. Contents: Discourse Upon the Essence and Form of Poetry; The Golden Verses of Pythagoras; Examinations of the Golden Verses.

Commentary of Hierocles on the Golden Verses of Pythagoras


Author: Andre Dacier
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766191327
Category: Philosophy
Page: 140
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The Golden Verses are exhortations to live a moral, simple and contemplative life. These pithy aphorisms allow a glimpse of a bit of the Pythagorean schools' deeper knowledge. The present volume was published to provide students of philosophy who value the Golden Verses and are seeking to understand and learn from them. Rowe's translation of the Golden Verses is from the Greek and the Commentary is from the French of Andre Dacier.

The Life of Pythagoras

With His Symbols and Golden Verses. Together with the Life of Hierocles, and His Commentaries Upon the Verses. Collected Out of the Choicest Manuscripts, and Tr. Into French, with Annotations
Author: André Dacier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethics
Page: 389
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The Golden Verses of Pythagoras


Author: Pythagoras
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105957705
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The Golden Verses of Pythagoras are a collection of moral exhortations. The exact origins of the golden verses are unknown and there are varying opinions regarding their dating. It appears that the verses may have been known as early as the third century BC but their existence as we know them cannot be confirmed prior to the fifth century AD. The golden verses enjoyed great popularity and were widely distributed in late antiquity being often quoted. Their renown persisted during the medieval ages and into the renaissance. The Neoplatonists used the golden verses as part of their preparatory program of moral instruction and a number of neoplatonic commentaries on the verses are extant. Pythagoreanism was the system of esoteric and metaphysical beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers, the Pythagorean cult, who were considerably influenced by mathematics. Pythagoreanism originated in the 5th century BCE and greatly influenced Platonism.