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9 - The Standard View of the Pythagorean Precepts

from Part I - Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 October 2019

Edited and translated by
Carl A. Huffman
Affiliation:
DePauw University, Indiana
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As we have seen, most recent scholars (e.g., Burkert, Kahn, Zhmud) depend on Rivaud and Wehrli for what can be called the standard view of the Precepts. These earlier scholars state the view in a very uncompromising fashion. Rivaud proposes that “Aristoxenus with the help of texts from the Republic has reconstructed a Pythagorean politics that no Pythagorean author had ever expressly formulated” (1932: 784) and later adds, “if Aristoxenus presents Pythagorean doctrine it is necessary to recognize that Plato’s originality is mediocre” (1932: 787).

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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. 82 - 111
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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  • The Standard View of the Pythagorean Precepts
  • Edited and translated by Carl A. Huffman, DePauw University, Indiana
  • Book: Aristoxenus of Tarentum: <I>The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life)</I>
  • Online publication: 31 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108593168.010
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  • The Standard View of the Pythagorean Precepts
  • Edited and translated by Carl A. Huffman, DePauw University, Indiana
  • Book: Aristoxenus of Tarentum: <I>The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life)</I>
  • Online publication: 31 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108593168.010
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  • The Standard View of the Pythagorean Precepts
  • Edited and translated by Carl A. Huffman, DePauw University, Indiana
  • Book: Aristoxenus of Tarentum: <I>The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life)</I>
  • Online publication: 31 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108593168.010
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