Pythagoras: His Life and Teachings: A Compendium of Classical Sources

Author(s): Thomas Stanley


The timeless brilliance of this exhaustive survey of the best classical writers of antiquity on Pythagoras was first published in 1687 in Thomas Stanley's massive tome, The History of Philosophy. It remains as contemporary today as it was over three hundred years ago. The text of the 1687 book has been reset and modernised to make it more accessible to the modern reader. Spelling has been corrected, obsolete words not found in a modern dictionary have been replaced and contemporary conventions of punctuation have been used.Biographical sketches of Thomas Stanley and Pythagoras by Manly Palmer Hall, founder of the Philosophical Research Society, have been included, along with a profound overview of Pythagorean philosophy by Platonic scholar Dr. Henry L. Drake.The extensive Greek language references throughout the text have been corrected, put into context and reset in a modern Greek font. Each quotation has been verified with the source document in Greek. An extensive annotated appendix of these classical sources is included. A complete bibliography details all the reference works used and a small Glossary defines a number of terms, especially those from musical theory, which may be unfamiliar to the non-technical reader.


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Thomas Stanley (1625-1678) was the first English historian of philosophy. He gained distinction during his own lifetime as a poet and a translator.

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  • : 9780892541607
  • : Nicolas Hays, Inc.
  • : Ibis Press
  • : 0.75
  • : April 2010
  • : 229mm X 153mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Thomas Stanley
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 352
  • : illustrations