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Post  ChrisWAldridge on Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:03 pm

Do we know the time period in which the Maxims of Delphi were constructed?

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Re: Maxims of Delphi Creation

Post  Erodius on Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:57 am

ChrisWAldridge wrote:Do we know the time period in which the Maxims of Delphi were constructed?

Probably to the 7th or 8th centuries BCE at least, if not earlier.

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