Author Topic: Or should we rather assume that music conduces to virtue? -> ἢ μᾶλλον οἰητέον πρὸς ἀρετήν τι τείνειν τὴν μουσικήν; (Aristotle, "Politics" 1339a21)  (Read 175 times)

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From Politics by Aristotle. Translation please!
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Politics 1339a21: ἢ μᾶλλον οἰητέον πρὸς ἀρετήν τι τείνειν τὴν μουσικήν;  These are Aristotle's original words, in the form of a question.  If you need to make a declarative statement ("Music is conducive to virtue"), you could reframe the sentence as πρὸς ἀρετήν τι τείνει ἡ μουσική.
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος