Pythagoras Revenge

Author: Arturo Sangalli
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691049557
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The celebrated mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras left no writings. But what if he had and the manuscript had never been found? Where would it be located? Two mathematicians, one American, one British, set out, unbeknownst to each other, to find the missing manuscript.

The Pythagorean Theorem

Author: Eli Maor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691148236
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The author presents a complex history of the Pythagorean Theorem, examining the earliest evidence of knowledge of the theorem to Einstein's theory of relativity.

Aristoxenus s Ghost

Author: Mitzi DeWhitt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465332057
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As Vyasa, scribe of the epic Mahabarata, said, This book is about you. At first glance the material may seem to be about the specter of ancient Greek musical theory, the ghostly remains that concern a musical system long past and forgotten. However, first glances are often very deceiving. What is offered within its pages goes far beyond arid musical theorizing. As the reader soon begins to discover, permeating through-and-through, in every word on every page, is the archetypal portrait of the ever-present Self. The original and revelatory information, overflowing with meaning, emerges into the world-at-large not only from the extensive research that comes from books and libraries and institutions of higher learning, but also from the deep, quiet, inner searching for the soul. The ideas are unquestionably rich in the nutrients that feed the mind, while also nourishing the heart. Assimilating their message cannot help but inform and transform the reader. Utilizing simple but irrefutable musical mathematics, the author deftly erases centuries-long misunderstandings and speculations by bringing to light what has been lost for twenty-five hundred years: the enharmonic genus. Her point of departure is the Greek musician, Aristoxenus [c. 360 B. C.], a pupil of the philosopher Aristotle. Aristoxenus, the son of a musician, penned a seven-part treatise about music, called Elementa Harmonica. Harmonics was the science concerned with the laws of world creation and world maintenance: how they came into existence and how they were organized. Harmonics revealed the fundamental blueprint of creation, and subsequent theoretical structures. The Elementa Harmonica is considered the oldest theory text still in existence. Its influence was considerable and its theoretical ideas were passed on as doctrine by musical theorist of antiquity. Even so, much of what Aristoxenus wrote in Elementa Harmonica has been lost. Of its last three sections (Modes, Modulation, and Construction) very little remains, while the first four categories (Genera, Intervals, Notes, and Systems) continue to be the basis for heated controversy and endless confusion among scholars. The perplexities are immediately cleared up by the recovery of the enharmonic genus. Suddenly, with discovery of the long lost key, we are able to read the basic blueprint, or matrix, that reveals the universal laws. What today we call the matrix, the ancient Greeks named the katapyknosis. From the shifts within the matrix structure comes the organization of the ancient Harmonia, a word that means soul. Harmonics is really about the soul: of what it is composed, and how it is made. Being the reconciling factor, the soul integrates the inner and outer octaves, enabling the image-formation that is uniquely human. By the measure of the soul one is able to view both the world and oneself objectively. Taking a more intuitive approach than what is permitted in academia, the author describes how Aristoxenuss seven musical categories, beginning with the key of the recovered enharmonic genus, actually reveal the expanded viewpoint of an underlying hermetic tradition, one effectively preserved and transmitted by the very information contained within Elementa Harmonica itself. The bold and innovative interpretations in this work may, in all likelihood, set off a storm of controversy that will go beyond the confines of the academic community. What has been dared is the revivifying of ideas, long considered cold and dead, so they once again vibrate the eternal truths of physical and metaphysical principles. Uniquely original yet universal, crossing the lines of science and religion and philosophy, the information emerges into the world-at-large just in the nick of time, as the world approaches the brink of an abyss that cannot be bridged by the usual attempts at diplo

Philosophical Presences in the Ancient Novel

Author: J.R. Morgan
Publisher: Barkhuis
ISBN: 9077922377
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This collection of essays, the result of a 2006 conference at the University of Wales in Lampeter, look at the influence of philosophical texts on the ancient novel. In both Greek and Latin novels substantial traces of philosophical ideas can be found; these essays discuss the levels on which they were intended to operate, and how they were meant to resonate with their audiences. Specific authors discussed include Xenophon of Ephesus, Achilles Tatius, Longus, Apuleius and Lucian, while the philosophical influences include Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics.

Killing Pythagoras

Author: Marcos Chicot
ISBN: 9781494740252
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FINALLY IN ENGLISH: THE THRILLER THAT WAS THE BEST-SELLING EBOOK IN SPANISH IN THE WORLD IN 2013 In 2012, Killing Pythagoras was selected as a Finalist for the Planeta Prize, the most valuable literary award in the world after the Nobel Prize for Literature (e601,000/$800,000) In May of 2013, one month after being published on Amazon, it became the bestselling ebook in Spanish in the world, holding the #1 spot for eleven consecutive months In June of 2013, after offers from publishing houses in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, Mauri Spagnol, the 2nd largest editorial group in Italy, was awarded publishing rights In October of 2013, Killing Pythagoras appeared in print form in Spain, becoming an immediate bestseller. It is currently being translated into numerous languages, and in 2014 will be published in a dozen countries Killing Pythagoras is a thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from the prologue to the final page. Based on real historical events, the novel is an extraordinary combination of intrigue, emotion, and action. Synopsis: The venerable philosopher Pythagoras, one of the most powerful political figures of his time, is preparing to name a successor from among his grand masters when a string of murders rocks the Pythagorean community. The killings, each more baffling and unpredictable than the last, gradually unveil the workings of a dark and powerful mind, more formidable than that of Pythagoras himself. Egyptian investigator Akenon and the enigmatic Ariadne work to identify the murderer while at the same time coming to terms with their own tumultuous relationship. The challenge they face is one in which the ghosts of the past are interwoven with the sinister threats of the present: a challenge from which it seems impossible they will escape alive. Killing Pythagoras, based on real-life historical events, will plunge readers into an apparently unsolvable mystery. Readers will unearth cryptic clues and come face to face with some of the most unnerving characters ever to appear in the pages of fiction: Glaucus the Sybarite, the gruesome Boreas, the vengeful Cylon, and above all, the mysterious stranger who wields his prodigious capabilities to sow death. Media "Crime, mystery, and romance in a fast-paced action novel" HISTORIA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "Maximum excitement and fun; [the author] achieves a compelling mix of strong elements" ONDA CERO RADIO "A fast-paced historical thriller that transports us to the cradle of civilization among intrigues and passion" LA VANGUARDIA "An edge-of-your-seat narrative driven by suspenseful action, it succeeds in creating a tense atmosphere in the face of the deadly threat that attempts to destroy the main characters" QUÉ LEER Literature Blogs "A supremely interesting novel that surprised and hooked me, by an author who expertly juggles the tension and suspense up to the last second. Highly recommended" LEER ES VIAJAR " has all the ingredients necessary in a book to hook you: crime, mystery, love, action... I loved it. I didn't know there was a sequel and I'm very happy to hear there is! I can't wait to read it" MARIÁNLEEMÁSLIBROS "The meticulous detail with which the era is recreated gives the novel incredible realism... While the novel is fast-moving from the beginning, the pace accelerates even more toward the end, creating an action-packed finish" ADIVINA QUIÉN LEE "The novel hooks you from the first page to the last. The plot is so intricately woven it's hard to put down once you begin" AL RICO LIBRO About the Author In 2009, the life of writer Marcos Chicot changed radically. The result of that change was Killing Pythagoras. You can learn more about the story behind the novel on Marcos Chicot's author page.


Author: Alan Lightman
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 0375713433
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Three months after being unexpectedly fired from his banking job, David takes a temporary position at a local mortuary, where he experiences an inexplicable encounter with the unknown that transforms his relationships with everyone around him, forces him to confront the shifting nature of reality, and explores the boundary between the physical world and the spiritual one. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544107713
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A middle-grade novel in verse follows the experiences of twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan, who struggle with challenges on and off the court while their father ignores his declining health. 20,000 first printing.