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19 - Fragment 8: Human Nature is Prone to Excess and Needs the Supervision of the Gods, Parents, and Laws (33 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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Furthermore, he supposed that the rule of the gods was most efficacious for establishing justice and, on the basis of that rule on high, he determined the constitution, laws, justice and just acts. It is not a bad idea also to add what distinctions he made about individual cases.

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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. 258 - 313
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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