Many contemporary practitioners of Hellenic Polytheism are familiar with the so-called Delphic Maxims, but historically, this is not so much a specific text, but a genre. These lists or catalogues of ethical commands are attributed variously to Apollon, the Seven Sages, or both. The best known collection, although generally attributed to the god by modern believers, is transmitted under the name Injunctions of the Seven Sages and attributed to one Sosiades. It is translated here along with other representatives of the genre:
- Know Yourself [Work in Progress]: the single most important of the maxims, with ancient commentaries.
- Seven Sayings [Work in Progress]: the most common set of sayings ascribed to the Seven Sages, with ancient commentaries.
- Precepts of Apollon: a 32-maxim test explicitly ascribed to Apollon.
- Sosiades, Injunctions of the Seven Sages: the 147-maxim text most commonly known as the “Delphic Maxims”.