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Author Zhmudʹ, L. ︠I︡A. (Leonid ︠I︡Akovlevich)
Uniform Title Nauka, filosofi︠i︡a i religi︠i︡a v rannem pifagoreizme. English
Title Pythagoras and the early Pythagoreans / Leonid Zhmud ; translated from Russian by Kevin Windle and Rosh Ireland.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Book Cover
 Floor2  B243 .Z4513 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiv, 491 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Translation of: Nauka, filosofi︠i︡a i religi︠i︡a v rannem pifagoreizme.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-472) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Pythagorean question : problems, methods, and sources -- 1. The early tradition on Pythagoras and its development -- 2. Biography : sources, facts, and legends -- 3. Who were the Pythagoreans? -- 4. The Pythagorean communities -- 5. Mathematici and Acusmatici : the Pythagorean "symbols" -- 6. Shamanism and metempsychosis -- 7. Mathematics -- 8. Harmonics and acoustics -- 9. Astronomy -- 10. Medicine and life sciences -- 11. Pythagorean philosophies -- 12. Pythagorean number doctrine in the Academy and Lyceum.
Summary In ancient tradition, Pythagoras emerges as a wise teacher, an outstanding mathematician, an influential politician, and as a religious and ethical reformer. This volume offers a study of Pythagoras, Pythagoreanism, and the early Pythagoreans through an analysis of the many representations of the individual and his followers.
Subject Pythagoras and Pythagorean school.
Philosophers, Ancient -- Biography.
Science -- Philosophy.
Religion -- Philosophy.
Related Names Windle, Kevin, 1947-
Ireland, Rosh.
ISBN 9780199289318
OCLC number 764348689