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The Resource Pythagoras : his life, teaching, and influence, Christoph Riedweg ; translated by Steven Rendall in collaboration with Christoph Riedweg and Andreas Schatzmann

Pythagoras : his life, teaching, and influence, Christoph Riedweg ; translated by Steven Rendall in collaboration with Christoph Riedweg and Andreas Schatzmann

Label
Pythagoras : his life, teaching, and influence
Title
Pythagoras
Title remainder
his life, teaching, and influence
Statement of responsibility
Christoph Riedweg ; translated by Steven Rendall in collaboration with Christoph Riedweg and Andreas Schatzmann
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
One of the most important mathematical theorems is named after Pythagoras of Samos, but this semi-mythical Greek sage has more to offer than formulas. He is said to have discovered the numerical nature of the basic consonances and transposed the musical proportions to the cosmos, postulating a "harmony of the spheres." He may have coined the words "cosmos" and "philosophy." He is also believed to have taught the doctrine of transmigration of souls and therefore to have advised a vegetarian diet. Ancient legends have Pythagoras conversing with dogs, bears, and bulls. A distinctly Pythagorean way of life, including detailed ritual regulations, was observed by his disciples, who were organized as a secret society. Later, Pythagorean and Platonic teachings became fused. In this Platonized form, Pythagoreanism has remained influential through medieval Christianity and the Renaissance down to the present. Christoph Riedweg's book is an engaging introduction to the fundamental contributions of Pythagoras to the establishment of European culture. To penetrate the intricate maze of lore and ascertain what history can tell us about the philosopher, Riedweg not only examines the written record but also considers Pythagoras within the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual context of his times. The result is a vivid overview of the life and teachings of a crucial Greek thinker and his most important followers
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riedweg, Christoph
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pythagoras
  • Pythagoras
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy, Ancient
Label
Pythagoras : his life, teaching, and influence, Christoph Riedweg ; translated by Steven Rendall in collaboration with Christoph Riedweg and Andreas Schatzmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-175) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fiction and truth : ancient stories about Pythagoras -- In search of the historical Pythagoras -- The Pythagorean secret society -- Thinkers influenced by Pythagoras and his pupils
Control code
ocn769190457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464843
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464843
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rmht
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769190457
Label
Pythagoras : his life, teaching, and influence, Christoph Riedweg ; translated by Steven Rendall in collaboration with Christoph Riedweg and Andreas Schatzmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-175) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fiction and truth : ancient stories about Pythagoras -- In search of the historical Pythagoras -- The Pythagorean secret society -- Thinkers influenced by Pythagoras and his pupils
Control code
ocn769190457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464843
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464843
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rmht
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769190457

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