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Prof. Carl Huffman Publishes A History of Pythagoreanism

Prof. Carl Huffman Publishes A History of Pythagoreanism

August 14, 2014

A History of Pythagoreanism, edited by Carl A. Huffman, research professor and professor emeritus of Classical Studies, has been published by Cambridge University Press.

"This is a comprehensive, authoritative and innovative account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, one of the most enigmatic and influential philosophies in the West," notes a synopsis. "In twenty-one chapters covering a timespan from the sixth century B.C. to the seventeenth century A.D., leading scholars construct a number of different images of Pythagoras and his community, assessing current scholarship and offering new answers to central problems."

carl-huffman.jpgRead more, and order the book, at the publisher's website.

Dr. Huffman was the recipient of a 2008-09 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and a visitorship in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study for spring 2009.

Learn more about Professor Huffman, who also authored Archytas of Tarentum: Pythagorean, Philosopher and Mathematician King, in this previous story.