THE PRECEPTS OF CHIRON (fragments)
Fragment #1 -- Scholiast on Pindar, Pyth. vi. 19:
`And now, pray, mark all these things well in a wise heart. First, whenever you come to your house, offer good sacrifices to the eternal gods.'
Fragment #2 -- Plutarch Mor. 1034 E:
`Decide no suit until you have heard both sides speak.'
Fragment #3 -- Plutarch de Orac. defectu ii. 415 C:
`A chattering crow lives out nine generations of aged men, but a stag's life is four times a crow's, and a raven's life makes three stags old, while the phoenix outlives nine ravens, but we, the rich-haired Nymphs, daughters of Zeus the aegis-holder, outlive ten phoenixes.'
Fragment #4 -- Quintilian, i. 15: Some consider that children under the age of seven should not receive a literary education... That Hesiod was of this opinion very many writers affirm who were earlier than the critic Aristophanes; for he was the first to reject the "Precepts", in which book this maxim occurs, as a work of that poet.Next