The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library

The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library

An Anthology of Ancient Writings Which Relate to Pythagoras and Pythagorean Philosophy

eBook - 1987
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"Pythagoras (fl. 500 B.C.), the first man to call himself a philosopher or lover of wisdom, was both a brilliant mathematician and spiritual teacher. This anthology, the largest collection of Pythagorean writings ever to appear in the English language, contains the four ancient biographies of Pythagoras and over 25 Pythagorean and Neopythagorean writings from the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The Pythagorean ethical and political tractates are especially interesting for they are based on the premise that the universal principles of Harmony, Proportion, and Justice govern the physical cosmos, and these writings show how individuals and societies alike attain their peak of excellence when informed by these same principles. Indexed, illustrated, with appendices and an extensive bibliography, this acclaimed anthology also contains a foreword by Joscelyn Godwin and an introductory essay by the editor, David Fideler."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Red Wheel Weiser, 1987
ISBN: 9781609253943
Characteristics: 1 online resource (362 pages)
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