Re: Pythagorean medicine
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tzvi Langermann" <ytl@m...> wrote:
From Phil Meade, a friend and colleague:
"In regards to Pythagorean medicine, Alcmaeon was a Pythagorean
Crotonian Physician during the early days of the movement. Fragments
of his works survive in Diels' Presocratic fragments. Iamblichus in
his 'Life of Pythagoras,' has a chapter on How Pythagoras cured by
music. Harmony is one of the mainstays for the balanced life... Hope
> My query does not relate directly to neoplatonism but still this
> to offer the only hope of assistance.
> I am looking for information concerning Pythagorean medical theory.
> seen e.g. On hebdomads attributed to Hippocrates, and I know that Celsus
> blames the Pythagoreans for leading Hippocrates astray on the theory of
> critical days. There are references to harmony and intervals in a
> context. However, are there any Pythagorean medical treatises, or
> quotations from such?
> Tzvi Langermann
> Dept of Arabic
> Bar Ilan University
> Ramat Gan, ISRAEL
> tel: 972-2-673-7837
> fax: 972-2-673-3480