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Pythagoras : his life, teaching, and influence

Author: Christoph Riedweg
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2005.
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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  Read more...
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Riedweg, Christoph.
Pythagoras.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004023906
Named Person: Pythagoras.; Pythagoras.; Pythagoras.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Riedweg
ISBN: 9780801464843 0801464846 0801464900 9780801464904
OCLC Number: 769190457
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 184 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
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.
Responsibility: Christoph Riedweg ; translated by Steven Rendall in collaboration with Christoph Riedweg and Andreas Schatzmann.
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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  Read more...

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"Christoph Riedweg fully treats the archaic school or cult founded by Pythagoras. He gives a rich picture of Pythagoras as a figure of legend, with abundant details from the Neoplatonist 'Lives' of Read more...

 
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