The Theology of Arithmetic: On the Mystical, Mathematical and Cosmological Symbolism of the First Ten Numbers

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Red Wheel/Weiser, 1988 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 130 pages
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Attributed to Iamblichus (4th cent. AD), The Theology of Arithmetic is about the mystical, mathmatical and cosmological symbolism of the first ten numbers. Its is the longest work on number symbolism to survive from the ancient world, and Robin Waterfield's careful translation contains helpful footnotes, an extensive glossary, bibliography, and foreword by Keith Critchlow. Never before translated from ancient Greek, this important sourcework is indispensable for anyone intereted in Pythagorean though, Neoplatonism, or the symbolism of Numbers.
 

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Foreword by Keith Critchlow
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Introduction by Robin Waterfield
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Glossary
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Waterfield is the author of more than 20 books on topics of religion and philosophy.

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