Archytas of Tarentum: Pythagorean, Philosopher, and Mathematician King

Cambridge University Press (2005)
Archytas of Tarentum was a central figure in fourth-century Greek life and thought and the last great philosopher in the early Pythagorean tradition. He solved a famous mathematical puzzle, saved Plato from the tyrant of Syracuse, led a powerful Greek city state, and was the subject of three books by Aristotle. This first extensive study of Archytas' work in any language presents a radically new interpretation of his significance for fourth-century Greek thought and his relationship to Plato, as well as a full commentary on all the fragments and testimonia.
Keywords Archytas   Mathematics, Ancient   Pythagorean theorem   Mathematicians   Philosophy, Ancient   Scientists
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Call number B213.Z7.H84 2005
ISBN(s) 0521169445   0521837464   9780521837460   1139444077   9781139444071   9780521837460
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