Upcoming Cultural Events
The Diet of Pythagoras:
The origins of vegetarianism in ancient Greece
Friday, December 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm (PST)
In English - On Zoom
*See below for info on how to receive the link*
The Dante Society of BC invites you to a webinar on the Pythagorean diet with Professor Alberto Jori.
About the event:
The vegetarian diet, today so widespread & "fashionable", has had a very long &
fascinating history. Until the nineteenth century, it was called ‘the Pythagorean diet’:
this is because its origin, at least in Western culture, dates to the philosopher Pythagoras, who lived in the sixth century BC. In this speech, we will discuss the characteristics of
Pythagorean vegetarianism & Pythagoras’ motivations behind prohibiting the killing of animals &
the consumption of meat.
The conference will therefore have a historical & medical character as well as a philosophical one.