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Archytas of Tarentum : Pythagorean, philosopher and mathematician king

Author: Carl A Huffman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2005 book examines the significance of the mathematician Archytas of Tarentum in fourth-century Greece.

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Genre/Form: [biographie]
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Named Person: Archytas de Tarente; Archytas, (de Tarente); Archytas, (de Tarente)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl A Huffman
ISBN: 0521837464 9780521837460
OCLC Number: 470347769
Notes: Contient des textes en grec ancien et en latin, suivis de la trad. anglaise.
Bibliogr. p. 621-637.
Description: 1 vol. (XV-665 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introductory Essays: 1. Life, writings and reception; 2. The philosophy of Archytas; 3. The authenticity question; Part II. Genuine Fragments: 1. Fragment 1; 2. Fragment 2; 3. Fragment 3; 4. Fragment 4; Part III: Genuine Testimonia: 1. Life and writings (A1-A6, B5-B8); 2. Moral philosophy and character; 3. Geometry: the duplication of the cube (A14 and A15); 4. Music; 5. Metaphysics; 6. Physics; 7. Miscellaneous testimonia; Appendix: Spurious writings and testimonia; Appendix: Archytas' name.
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