Archytas of Tarentum: Pythagorean, Philosopher and Mathematician King

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Cambridge University Press, 23 mag 2005
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Archytas of Tarentum is one of the three most important philosophers in the Pythagorean tradition, a prominent mathematician, who gave the first solution to the famous problem of doubling the cube, an important music theorist, and the leader of a powerful Greek city-state. He is famous for sending a trireme to rescue Plato from the clutches of the tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius II, in 361 BC. This 2005 study was the first extensive enquiry into Archytas' work in any language. It contains original texts, English translations and a commentary for all the fragments of his writings and for all testimonia concerning his life and work. In addition there are introductory essays on Archytas' life and writings, his philosophy, and the question of authenticity. Carl A. Huffman presents an interpretation of Archytas' significance both for the Pythagorean tradition and also for fourth-century Greek thought, including the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle.
  

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Life writings and reception
3
The philosophy of Archytas
44
The authenticity question
91
Fragment 1
103
Fragment 1
162
Testimonia for Archytas life writings
255
Moral philosophy and character
283
The duplication of the cube A14 and A15
342
Metaphysics
483
Physics
508
The argument to show that the cosmos is unlimited A24
540
Miscellaneous testimonia
570
Spurious writings and testimonia
595
Archytas name
619
Select index of Greek words and phrases
638
General index
651

Music
402

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