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Welcome to Episode 33 where we meet Pythagoras, a 6th century B.C. genius. Was he man or god? Not even his contemporaries were sure. Pythagoras himself once said, “There are gods … and there are men … and there is Pythagoras.”
Avowedly the son of Apollo, he is known today as the father of mathematics. All modern science and logic sprung from his original insights.
Yet he was also a mystic and the founder of a revolutionary society. Men and women were equals, and all followed Pythagoras’ strange rules of behavior and diet.
Narrated by mythologist and best-selling author, Patrick Garner, Garner's Greek Mythology is unlike any other Greek history series. Here these divine beings are viewed as if they were anything but mythical...
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