NEW Event: The Diet of Pythagoras!
Join The Dante Alighieri Society of BC for the webinar conducted by Professor Alberto Jori:
The Diet of Pythagoras: The origins of vegetarianism in ancient Greece
When: DECEMBER 17, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm PST
Where: on Zoom - in English
Free for members - $10 donation for non-members*
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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.