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Pythagoras - Statuette of Ancient Greek Philosopher - 25cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (69) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302141151454 “Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.” “There is geometry in the hummings of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” Pythagoras taught that the sun is a movable sphere in the centero of the universe and that all planets revolve round it.Pythagoras of Samos was the son of Mnisarchou and were both considered descendants of Agaios, one of Samos island first colonizers. Legend says that when the Mnisarchos went to Delphi for commercial reasons, along with his wife, who did not even knew she was pregnant, asked the Oracle Pythia on an upcoming journey to Syria. Pythia envisaged that he indeed will experience great pleasure and will gain a lot of money, and the wife will give birth to children who differ by the beauty and wisdom of all people and will be very beneficial to mankind. Mnisarchos understanding that something important and providential will arise, even renamed the wife from Parthenidis in Pythaitha after the Oracle. Then carried on the trip planned having received both favorable exhortation. While he was in Phoenician Sidona, Pythaitha give birth to their son. When Mnisarchos returned to Samos with many gains and large property, built sanctuary of Pythian Apollo and named his newborn Pythagoras as he had prophesied the Pythian oracle. In addition he especially noticed the upbringing of the child, entrusting to Kreofylos, Pherecydes of Syros as well as to priests.The young Pythagoras grew with great modesty and soundness of mind and he was one of the most handsome in appearance in his town. He was shown respect from even the much older in age citizens. When debating he could change the minds of his adversaries. At the age of 18, Pythagoras realizing that tyranny would hinder his development and his curiosity, left with his teacher Ermodamanta the Kreofyleian for Miletus and the School of Ionia. There he met philosophers Ferekydi, Anaximander and Thales. With personality and eloquence of speech, he won the admiration and appreciation of all and became partaker of the teachings of. Thales, distinguishing Pythagoras, started his first serious training on mathematics, geometry and those related to numbers and calculations. It was Thales who urged Pythagoras to go to Egypt and to socialize with the priests of Memphis and Diospoleos. It seems that first came to Heliopolis and from there traveled to Memphis and then to Diospoli. The Egyptian priests to test him, submitted him to difficult tests, thinking that the stranger will fail the Egyptian priestly education. But Pythagoras executed all the tasks with alacrity and so much admire received that was granted permission to sacrifice to the gods and to take part in ceremonies. This was a privilege never before granted to any other stranger. There he learned more about geometry and astronomy perfecting his knowledge and reached the pinnacle of learning the science of numbers and music.Pythagoras stayed 22 years in Egypt and then moved to Babylon, where he was held prisoner by the soldiers of King Cambyses. He was allowed however to socialize with the Magi (Persians priests and students) and discuss on theological and astronomical topics for a further twelve years. It is believed that he returned in Samos in his fifties. Upon his return he constructed a semicircular building for teaching, which maintained the name "Chamber of Pythagoras', in which the Samians deliberates on the common. The little time that remained in his homeland, he had taught some new, among which was the Evrimenon of Samos, athlete who won many contests in the Olympic Games.After his travels, Pythagoras moved (around 530 BC) to Croton in Magna Graecia. On his arrival in Croton, he quickly attained extensive influence, and many people began to follow him. Later biographers tell fantastical stories of the effects of his eloquent speech in leading the people of Croton to abandon their luxurious and corrupt way of life and devote themselves to the purer system which he came to introduce. His followers established a select brotherhood or club for the purpose of pursuing the religious and ascetic practices which developed. According to Diogenes Laërtius, what was done and taught among the members was kept a secret. The esoteric teachings may have concerned science and mathematics, or religious doctrines, and may have been connected with the worship of Apollo. For his teachings, Pythagoras so far was admired by citizens in the towns of Magna Graecia to the point to trust the state administration to Pythagoreans. However his political and philosophical system came to an end by a conspiracy that started with an deadly attack to the brotherhood of Croton and expanded to the other towns. As an active and organised brotherhood the Pythagorean order was everywhere suppressed, and did not again revive. Still the Pythagoreans continued to exist as a sect, the members of which kept up among themselves their religious observances and scientific pursuits, while individuals, as in the case of Archytas, acquired now and then great political influence.Since the fourth century AD, Pythagoras has commonly been given credit for discovering the Pythagorean Theorem, a theorem in geometry that states that in a right-angled triangle the area of the square on the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares of the other two sides—that is, .According to legend, the way Pythagoras discovered that musical notes could be translated into mathematical equations was when he passed blacksmiths at work one day and thought that the sounds emanating from their anvils were beautiful and harmonious and decided that whatever scientific law caused this to happen must be mathematical and could be applied to music. He went to the blacksmiths to learn how the sounds were produced by looking at their tools. He discovered that it was because the hammers were "simple ratios of each other, one was half the size of the first, another was 2/3 the size, and so on".Pythagoreans elaborated on a theory of numbers, the exact meaning of which is still debated among scholars.Another belief attributed to Pythagoras was that of the "Harmony of the Spheres". Thus the planets and stars moved according to mathematical equations, which corresponded to musical notes and thus produced a symphony.Pythagoras was also credited with devising the tetractys, the triangular figure of four rows which add up to the perfect number, ten. As a mystical symbol, it was very important to the worship of the Pythagoreans who would swear oaths by it.Heraclides Ponticus reports the story that Pythagoras claimed that he had lived four previous lives that he could remember. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Pythagoras stands 9.84" height (25cm). The Pythagorean theorem is inscribed in the papyrus he holds. Lightly painted by hand is the artist perception of one of the most important philosophers of the Classical era. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of alabaster, this classic statue stands on its own podium.This superior marble based material, allows for finer level of detailing. On the same time archaic tones are used for coloring.Stands 9.84" height (25cm).Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be Recorded/ Signed for. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new alabaster statuette of the Greek Philosopher Pythagoras, hold a papyrus with the Pythagorean Theorem., Type: Statue, Material: Alabaster, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Hellenic name: Pythagoras, Profile: Philosopher, Profile Alt: Mathematician, Height: 25cm

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