Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition

Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition

by Peter Kingsley
ISBN-10:
0198150814
ISBN-13:
9780198150817
Pub. Date:
02/28/1997
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition

This is the first book to analyze systematically crucial aspects of ancient Greek philosophy in their original context of mystery, religion, and magic. The author brings to light recently uncovered evidence about ancient Pythagoreanism and its influence on Plato, and reconstructs the fascinating esoteric transmission of Pythagorean ideas from the Greek West down to the alchemists and magicians of Egypt, and from there into the world of Islam.

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ISBN-13: 9780198150817
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.92(d)

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