Chapter Four TRAVELS AND STUDIES UNDER THE SAGES OF EGYPT , BABYLONIA , CHALDEA , PERSIA AND INDIA Pythagoras then commenced his many years of travel in search of learning and wisdom , during which time he visited and studied under the ...
Author: Raymond W. Bernard
Publisher: Health Research Books
No one who has ever lived has contributed more to the progress of mankind than Pythagoras. Without question the wisest man who ever lived, he was the first Greek to be called by the name of philosopher.
Back to Samos Most of the sources have Pythagoras returning to Samos after his years of travel and study.55 Sporadically, they mention that he began teaching on his own island: Returning to Ionia [Antiphon reports], he opened in his own ...
Author: Christoph Riedweg
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
It was the practice of Grecian philosophers , before aspiring to the rank of teacher , to travel for years through these countries , and gather wisdom at its fountain - head . Pythagoras thus spent thirty years in traveling ...
It was the practice of Grecian philosophers , before aspiring to the rank of teacher , to travel for years through these countries , and gather wisdom at its fountain - head . Pythagoras thus spent thirty years in traveling .
Pythagoras thus spent thirty years in traveling . About two hundred years after Pythagoras the celebrated school of Alexandria was established . Here were concentrated in vast libraries and princely halls nearly all the wisdom and ...
Pythagoras is said to have Travels of visited the Syrians , Arabians , the Phoenicians , the Chaldæans , the Pythagoras . Indians , and the Druids of Gaul , and thirty years of laborious travel are assigned to the training of his ...
he called “symbolic philosophy” (“philosophia symbolica”).32 Reuchlin himself would become known as Pythagoras reborn.33 Composition of the book can be dated to the year 1515, for its central character is a learned Jew from Andalusia, ...
Author: Albrecht Classen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Research on medieval and early modern travel literature has made great progress, which now allows us to take the next step and to analyze the correlations between the individual and space throughout time, which contributed essentially to identity formation in many different settings. The contributors to this volume engage with a variety of pre-modern texts, images, and other documents related to travel and the individual's self-orientation in foreign lands and make an effort to determine the concept of identity within a spatial framework often determined by the meeting of various cultures. Moreover, objects, images and words can also travel and connect people from different worlds through books. The volume thus brings together new scholarship focused on the interrelationship of travel, space, time, and individuality, which also includes, of course, women's movement through the larger world, whether in concrete terms or through proxy travel via readings. Travel here is also examined with respect to craftsmen's activities at various sites, artists' employment for many different projects all over Europe and elsewhere, and in terms of metaphysical experiences (catabasis).
Pythagoras is said to have Travels of visited the Syrians , Arabians , the Phænicians , the Chaldæans ... Indians , and the Druids of Gaul , and thirty years of laborious travel are assigned to the training of his reflective intellect .
It was a talent that wore well over the years; it fitted Pythagoras just as well as Alexander the Great who “borrowed” books to fill his library ... Like Odysseus, he was well endowed physically and mentally—and he was born to travel.
Pythagoras's Age 1 . ... N. Pythagoras , son of Mnesarchus ( descended from Hippasus , who was formerly of Phlius ) by Pythais , who was ... Pythagoras being eighteen years old , went to travel as on the account of his studies .