Divine Harmony: The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras

Divine Harmony: The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras

by John Scrohmeier, Peter Westbrook
     
 

Divine Harmony describes Pythagoras's wanderings in ancient Phoenicia, Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and explores key Pythagorean ideas as taught at his scholarly community in southern Italy. This fascinating study of the sixth-century Greek scientist and mystic includes illustrations, a map, a new introduction, and an updated bibliography. Drawing on the…  See more details below

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Divine Harmony describes Pythagoras's wanderings in ancient Phoenicia, Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and explores key Pythagorean ideas as taught at his scholarly community in southern Italy. This fascinating study of the sixth-century Greek scientist and mystic includes illustrations, a map, a new introduction, and an updated bibliography. Drawing on the writings of Pythagoras's disciples, the authors present a lively portrait of a man whose ideas continue to resonate.

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This introduction to the life and philosophy of Pythagoras, whom some might remember only for his famous theorem a2 + b2 = c2, focuses on the unity of science and mysticism that Pythagoras embodied. It begins with a discussion of his early life and travels, setting the foundations for his later work. Strohmeier and Westbrook, both independent scholars in classical languages and Indian and Western music, respectively, then move on to a discussion of his teachings, including his views on community, politics, divinity, body, and spirit, as well as his scientific explorations in astronomy, mathematics, and music. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965377454
Publisher:
Berkeley Hills Books
Publication date:
10/19/1999
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.69(d)

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