The Golden Verses of Pythagoras are a set of maxims or instructions for a life of virtue passed down to us by the great mathematician and philosophical genius—Pythagoras of Samos. They are written in the form of 71 lines of verse and provide the principle instructions on how one should conduct oneself to be truly virtuous. They are a treasure, far beyond the worth of gold or the most precious material, for any person seeking to live a more rewarding life, worthy of being called Human first, and then Divine. Anyone that reads, studies and applies these Golden Verses of Pythagoras will be rewarded manifold for their effort.
English Translation of The Golden Verses of Pythagoras by Tania Kotsos
The Golden Verses are the maxims of Pythagoras of Samos who was born around 570 BC and lived to the age of 75. He is known throughout the world as a mathematical and scientific genius, but few know that first and foremost, he was a philosopher. Such was the honour bestowed upon him that some accounts refer to him as the son of the Greek God Apollo―the God of Truth and Light, while others claim he was initiated by the Greek God Hermes―the God of Communication or Logos. The philosopher Aristotle described him as a wonder-worker and a supernatural figure. And even in modern days, in his book A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell wrote: “The influence of Pythagoras on Plato and others was so great that he should be considered the most influential of all Western philosophers.”
Translated Written by Tania Kotsos — Published on 16 NOV 2020