[pit-uh-kuh s]


c650–570 b.c., democratic statesman and reformer from Mytilene.

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Historical Examples of pittacus

  • No, says he, Pittacus; not 'hard to be good,' but 'hard to become good.'

  • All this relates to Pittacus, as is further proved by the sequel.

  • Pittacus being asked what was best, he answered, "to do the present thing well."

    No Cross, No Crown

    William Penn

  • Pittacus of Mitylene, another of the sages, is reported to have lived at that time.

    The City of God, Volume II

    Aurelius Augustine

  • And Pittacus did move his right ear, and that quite vigorously.

    The Court Jester

    Cornelia Baker