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Texts and Commentaries

  • Diels, H. and W. Kranz, 1952, Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker (in three volumes), 6th edition, Dublin and Zürich: Weidmann. The Archytas material is in Volume 1, Chapter 47, pp. 421–439 (Greek texts of the fragments and testimonia with translations in German). Referred to as DK. (Scholar)
  • Huffman, C. A., 2005, Archytas of Tarentum: Pythagorean, Philosopher and Mathematician King, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (The most complete and up-to-date collection of fragments and testimonia with translations and commentary in English). (Scholar)
  • Timpanaro Cardini, M., 1958–64, Pitagorici, Testimonianze e frammenti, 3 vols., Firenze: La Nuova Italia, Vol. 2, 262–385 (Greek texts of the fragments and testimonia with translations and commentary in Italian). (Scholar)

General Bibliography

  • Barker, A. D., 1989, Greek Musical Writings, Vol. II: Harmonic and Acoustic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (A good account of Archytas’ harmonic theory.) (Scholar)
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  • –––, 2006, ‘Archytas Unbound: A Discussion of Carl A. Huffman, Archytas of Tarentum’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 31: 297–321. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2007, The Science of Harmonics in Classical Greece, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, ‘Pythagorean Harmonics’, in Huffman (ed.), 2014: 185-203. (Scholar)
  • Barnes, J., 1982, The Presocratic Philosophers, London: Routledge. (Scholar)
  • Berryman, Sylvia, 2003, ‘Ancient Automata and Mechanical Explanation’, Phronesis, 48(4): 344–369. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2009, The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Blass, F., 1884, ‘De Archytae Tarentini fragmentis mathematicis’, in Mélanges Graux, Paris: Ernest Thorin. (Scholar)
  • Bonazzi, M., 2013, ‘Eudorus of Alexandria and the “ Pythagorean” Pseudepigrapha’, in On Pythagoreanism, G. Cornelli, R. McKirahan and C. Macris (eds.), Berlin: De Gruyter, 385-404. (Scholar)
  • Bowen, A. C., 1982, ‘The foundations of early Pythagorean harmonic science: Archytas, fragment 1’, Ancient Philosophy, 2: 79–104. (Scholar)
  • Brisson, Luc, 1987, Platon: Lettres, Paris: Flammarion. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2013, ‘Archytas and the Duplication of the Cube’, in On Pythagoreanism, G. Cornelli, R. McKirahn, and C. Macris (eds.), Berlin: De Gruyter, 203-33. (Scholar)
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  • –––, 1972b, ‘Zur geistesgeschichtlichen Einordnung einiger Pseudopythagorica’, in Pseudepigrapha I, Fondation Hardt Entretiens XVIII, Vandoeuvres-Genève, 25–55. (Scholar)
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  • Cassio, Albio Cesare, 1988, ‘Nicomachus of Gerasa and the Dialect of Archytas, Fr. 1’, Classical Quarterly (ns), 38: 135–139. (Scholar)
  • Centrone, Bruno, 1990, Pseudopythagorica Ethica, Naples: Bibliopolis. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1994a, ‘Archytas de Tarente’, in Dictionnaire des Philosophes Antiques, vol. 1, Richard Goulet (ed.), Paris: CNRS Éditions, 339–342. (Scholar)
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  • –––, 2014, ‘The pseudo-Pythagorean Writings’, in Huffman 2014: 315-40. (Scholar)
  • Ciaceri, E., 1927–32, Storia della Magna Grecia, I–III, Milan-Rome: Albrighi, Segati & C. (Scholar)
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  • Gruppe, O. F., 1840, Über die Fragmente des Archytas und der ältern Pythagoreer, Berlin: O. Sichler. (Scholar)
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  • –––, 1993, Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1999, ‘Limite et illimité chez les premiers philosophes grecs’, in La Fêlure du Plaisir : Études sur le Philèbe de Platon, Vol. II: Contextes, M. Dixsaut (ed.), Paris: Vrin, 11–31. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2001, ‘The Philolaic Method: The Pythagoreanism behind the Philebus’, in Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI: Before Plato, A. Preus (ed.), Albany: State University of New York Press, 67–85. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2002a, ‘Polyclète et les Présocratiques’, in Qu’ est-ce que la Philosophie Présocratique?, André Laks and Claire Louguet (eds.), Villeneuve d’Ascq: Septentrion, 303–327. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2002b, ‘Archytas and the Sophists’, in Presocratic Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Alexander Mourelatos, Victor Caston and Daniel W. Graham (eds.), Aldershot: Ashgate, 251–270. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2013, ‘Plato and the Pythagoreans’, in On Pythagoreanism, G. Cornelli, R. McKirahan and C. Macris (eds.), Berlin: De Gruyter, 237-70. (Scholar)
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  • Johnson, Monte Ransome, 2008, ‘Sources for the Philosophy of Archytas’, Ancient Philosophy, 28: 173–199. (Scholar)
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  • –––, 1990, ‘Plato and Archytas in the Seventh Letter’, Phronesis, 35(2): 159–174. (Scholar)
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