The Golden Verses of Pythagoras: Explained and Translated Into French and Preceded by a Discourse Upon the Essence and Form of Poetry Among the Principal Peoples of the Earth (Classic Reprint)

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Pythagoras was a great mathematician, philosopher, and scientist, born in Samos, Greece and is thought to have lived in the 500s BCE. Little is known of the life of Pythagoras, and it is even questioned whether he is deserving of credit for all of the work now attributed to him. Regardless, he is considered a great pre-Socratic philosopher, and his work is studied to this day. One of his most well known works is presented here as The Golden Verses of Pythagoras Explained.

Written in French by Fabre D'Olivet and translated into English by Nayan Louise Redfield, The Golden Verses of Pythagoras Explained contains the work of Pythagoras along with a detailed introduction and analysis of his work. The book opens with a lengthy piece on the essence and form of poetry, in which D'Olivet explains his method of analysis and briefly discusses a history of verse. Pythagoras' work is presented next in its original form, along with translations into both French and English. The writing of Pythagoras is actually the shortest section of the book. The author concludes the text with an extensive analysis of thirty-seven specific verses.

D'Olivet's book is a thorough analysis of Pythagoras' golden verses. When one considers the introduction as well as the lengthy examinations of each golden verse, the amount of context provided to Pythagoras' work is impressive.

The Golden Verses of Pythagoras Explained is one of the most detailed analyses of a great philosopher's work that you will find. D'Olivet is an impressive thinker in his own right, and one whose work deserves to be read. Anybody with a passing interest in philosophy, and specifically the work of Pythagoras, will surely find this to be an interesting text.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Fabre D''olivet


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780265427002

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm

Page Count - 295

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