I have seen many threads about this error, but none seems to help with my particular issue.

This is my code, which including suggestions for the required packages, I intend for it to be the minimum code which yields the problem:



\title{Teachings on Pythagoras}
\author{Guillermo F. Sanchez M.}


The issue is that, when I comment out "\maketitle", the error persists (even tough the error messages points at it), but if "\tableofcontents" is ALSO commented out, the error goes away.

This is the interpreter I am using:

$ pdflatex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
  restricted \write18 enabled.
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! The example code is rather good, but also the document class and a minimal set of packages needed to reproduce the problem should be added. – egreg Jul 4 '13 at 10:17
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    Sorry, but the example integrated with the code you suggested doesn't produce errors. – egreg Jul 4 '13 at 19:33
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    Rutinary advice: remove aux files and try again. Probably wont work this time but anyway. – JLDiaz Jul 4 '13 at 21:40
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    Without an example that reproduces the problem it is going to be very difficult for anyone to help you. – Ian Thompson Jul 5 '13 at 7:45
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    If you don't know what is a minimal working example (MWE) example, please use the link. – Marco Daniel Jul 5 '13 at 8:53

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