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  Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica.  1922.
 
Hesiod
The Precepts of Chiron
 
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  “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.”
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  “Decide no suit until you have heard both sides speak.”
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  “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.”
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  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.
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