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Archytas of Tarentum : Pythagorean, philosopher and mathematician king

Author: Carl A Huffman
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. papaerback edView all editions and formats

In fourth-century Greece Archytas of Tarentum solved a famous mathematical puzzle, saved Plato from the tyrant of Syracuse and led a powerful Greek city state. This 2005 book presents an  Read more...


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Named Person: Archytas, of Tarentum.; Archytas, of Tarentum
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl A Huffman
ISBN: 9780521169448 0521169445
OCLC Number: 837754301
Description: XV, 665 Seiten Illustrationen
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.
Responsibility: Carl A. Huffman
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