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This article is a statement at the Pythagorean "Golden Verses", a ignored, yet as soon as very hot, poem of the Hellenistic interval. The objective of the poem is to introduce its readers to the elemental ethical, spiritual and philosophical doctrines of the Pythagorean sect and to lead them to non secular adulthood. the 1st a part of the booklet covers nonetheless unresolved introductory concerns corresponding to the date, authorship, style, composition and the old locus of the poem. this is often by way of a textual content with translation on dealing with pages, and an in depth observation containing a wealth of comparative fabric from the Greco-Roman interval, together with early Christianity and Judaism. additionally integrated are broad discussions of the ethical "topoi" and spiritual subject matters encountered within the poem.

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