9781108425315-1108425313-Aristoxenus of Tarentum: The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life): An Edition of and Commentary on the Fragments with an Introduction

Aristoxenus of Tarentum: The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life): An Edition of and Commentary on the Fragments with an Introduction

ISBN-13: 9781108425315
ISBN-10: 1108425313
Author: Huffman, Carl A.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 646 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108425315
ISBN-10: 1108425313
Author: Huffman, Carl A.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 646 pages

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Acknowledged authors Huffman, Carl A. wrote Aristoxenus of Tarentum: The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life): An Edition of and Commentary on the Fragments with an Introduction comprising 646 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1108425313 and 9781108425315. Since then Aristoxenus of Tarentum: The Pythagorean Precepts (How to Live a Pythagorean Life): An Edition of and Commentary on the Fragments with an Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Pythagorean Precepts by Aristotle's pupil, Aristoxenus of Tarentum, present the principles of the Pythagorean way of life that Plato praised in the Republic. They are our best guide to what it meant to be a Pythagorean in the time of Plato and Aristotle. The Precepts have been neglected in modern scholarship and this is the first full edition and translation of and commentary on all the surviving fragments. The introduction provides an accessible overview of the ethical system of the Precepts and their place not only in the Pythagorean tradition but also in the history of Greek ethics as a whole. The Pythagoreans thought that human beings were by nature insolent and excessive and that they could only be saved from themselves if they followed a strictly structured way of life. The Precepts govern every aspect of life, such as procreation, abortion, child rearing, friendship, religion, desire and even diet.

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