This article is a remark at the Pythagorean "Golden Verses", a overlooked, yet as soon as highly regarded, poem of the Hellenistic interval. The aim of the poem is to introduce its readers to the fundamental ethical, non secular and philosophical doctrines of the Pythagorean sect and to steer them to religious adulthood. the 1st a part of the booklet covers nonetheless unresolved introductory issues comparable to the date, authorship, style, composition and the ancient locus of the poem. this is often through a textual content with translation on dealing with pages, and a close observation containing a wealth of comparative fabric from the Greco-Roman interval, together with early Christianity and Judaism. additionally integrated are huge discussions of the ethical "topoi" and spiritual issues encountered within the poem.
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