The Pythagorean Society and Politics

Rowett, Catherine ORCID: (2014) The Pythagorean Society and Politics. In: A History of Pythagoreanism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107014398

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In this chapter on the role of the Pythagoreans in the political life of Southern Italy, I draw on a variety of evidence about the political life of the period, and the Pythagoreans involvement in it, some from authors concerned with the Pythagorean heritage, and some from historians interested more generally in the cities of southern Italy. I then add my own speculative reasoning, and a critique of the speculations of others. My aim is to give the reader some sense of the historical context, the problems involved in reconstructing the story, and plentiful references to the primary texts where what counts as evidence can be found.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: pythagoreans
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Wittgenstein
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 13:20
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:34

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