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Pythagoras - Iamblichus's Life - Spheres

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014629

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A description of the experience

Iamblichus – Life of Pythagoras [translated by Thomas Taylor]

Comment by Thomas Taylor as sub-note

Iamblichus indicates here that Pythagoras as well as Orpheus considered a spherical figure as the most appropriate image of divinity.  For the universe is spherical; and as Iamblichus afterwards observes, the Gods have a nature and morphe similar to the universe; Morphe, as we learn from Simplicius, pertaining to the colour figure and magnitude of superficies…..divine numbers both according to Orpheus and Pythagoras are the Gods themselves.

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Pythagoras

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