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By Klaus K. Klostermaier

ISBN-10: 1780746725

ISBN-13: 9781780746722

With entries on every thing from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this can be a useful reference ebook.

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4 Homer, Odyssey, XV; 415-6, S. H. Butcher and A. ) (London: MacMillan, 1930), p. 253. 5 Herodotus, Histories, IV; 42. 6 A. R Burn, The Pelican History of Greece (London: Pelican Books, 1966), p. 80; R. Woodard, Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), p. 219. ^ B. Powell, Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991); contra, see R. Woodard, Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer. ® Herodotus, Histories, V; 60, A. ) (London: Penguin, 1974), p.

6 A. R Burn, The Pelican History of Greece (London: Pelican Books, 1966), p. 80; R. Woodard, Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), p. 219. ^ B. Powell, Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991); contra, see R. Woodard, Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer. ® Herodotus, Histories, V; 60, A. ) (London: Penguin, 1974), p. 361. 9 The name of Cadmus appears often in Greek legend, where his origin is generally connected with the East; see R.

E . ) , in his work On Isis and Osiris. E. called The Theology of Arithmetic, commonly attributed to Iamblichus. In fact, the text is more a series of notes preserved by Iamblichus, and has been derived largely from a treatise on arithmology by the famous Pythagorean mathematician, Nicomachus of Gerasa (circa 100 C . E . 10 The monad is here variously described as akin to Zeus, Prometheus, and chaos; the dyad is the muse Erato {Love), and also Isis, justice, nature, and Rhea; the triad is prudence, and Hecate, the goddess of the Moon with its three phases; the tetrad is justice, Herakles, the four elements and the four seasons; the pentad is Nemesis, providence, Aphrodite, justice, Pallas, and aethyr, the fifth element or quintessence; the hexad is harmony, the universe (since Kosmos by isopsephy = 600, whose root is 6), and the muse Thaleia (abundance); the heptad is Athena, as the "virgin" prime number, and chance; the octad is the muse Euterpe (delight), and thus changeable (eutreptos) in nature; and the ennead is variously Oceanus, Prometheus, Hephaestus, Hera, and Hyperion.

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