2007 edition. Binding in paperback, color covers, with flaps, format 14 x 20 cm. 218 pages. Editorial Books Encasa.
After framing the work of Pythagoras in the History of Science in Greece a. C., it goes through the most outstanding features of his biography and his teachings on the way of life and education of man, and the strengths of the Pythagorean production are made accessible: Arithmetic, Arithmology, Geometry, Music, Astronomy and Cosmology . To end in the Appendices, with a notice on the oldest fragment of the “Elements” of Euclid (with a Pythagorean Geometry Theorem): a papyrus from the 2nd century BC. and a proposal of what could be the simplest visual proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
In the firmament of Ancient Greece, Pythagoras is a star of the first magnitude. Original and brilliant thinker, his work and that of his disciples, the Pythagoreans, has supposed the beginning and development of Mathematics as a science; as well as in other fields, the discovery of the rotation of the Earth on its axis, and its translation around the Sun, as one more planet, or the numerical discovery of the intervals and the musical scale. In addition, for the first time in Greece, it puts man in the foreground, highlighting the most deeply human of his being (“we are the soul”), thus placing himself among the great masters of humanity.
In this book the trace is traced and the most relevant aspects of Pythagorean production are scrutinized, which in books, fragments, or later references have reached us and fill us with admiration today, twenty-seven centuries after the life of Pythagoras.
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