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12 - Fragment 1: Obedience to Parents and the Laws (34 W)

from Part II - Fragments with Translation and Commentary

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 October 2019

Edited and translated by
Carl A. Huffman
Affiliation:
DePauw University, Indiana
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After what belongs to the gods and the divine [they thought it was necessary (see fr. 8)] to pay most attention to parents and laws, not in a counterfeit way but conforming oneself to these things out of conviction. They approved abiding by the customs and laws of their fathers, even if they should be somewhat worse than those of others are.

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Aristoxenus of Tarentum: The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life)
An Edition of and Commentary on the Fragments with an Introduction
, pp. 164 - 165
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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