Porphyry on Pythagoras

Porphyry, translated by K.S. Guthrie

He danced certain dances which he thought conferred on the body agility and health. Walks he took not too promiscuously, but only in company of one or two companions, in temples of sacred groves, selecting the most quiet and beautiful places.

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Published in The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library, Phanes Press, 1987. Excerpt republished with thanks.