Thursday 27 February 2014

Delphic maxims

The Delphic maxims are aphorisms attributed to Apollo and given by his Oracle at Delphi. According to legend they were written down by the Seven Sages of Greece (Solon of Athens; Chilon of Sparta; Thales of Miletus; Bias of Priene; Cleobulus of Lindos; Pittacus of Mitylene; and Periander of Corinth).

The most famous is perhaps 'Know thyself' (γνῶθι σεαυτόν) and was carved into Apollo's temple at Delphi.

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