Analects of Confucius

(ca. 479–249 BCE)

Glossary

  • catholic: here, broad in sympathies, interests, or tastes
  • Duke Ai: a duke of the state of Lu
  • Duke Ting: a duke of the state of Lu
  • Yu: Yu the Great (2276–2177 BCE), founder of the Xia Dynasty
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Folding screen showing the twenty-four paragons of filial piety (Yale University Art Gallery)

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