Archytas of Tarentum by Carl A. Huffman
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Archytas of Tarentum
By Carl A. Huffman

Archytas of Tarentum

Pythagorean, Philosopher and Mathematician King

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Archytas of Tarentum by Carl A. Huffman

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521837460
ISBN-10: 0521837464
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 41mm)
Pages: 682
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Archytas of Tarentum by Carl A. Huffman Archytas of Tarentum, Paperback (September 2010)

This 2005 book examines the significance of the mathematician Archytas of Tarentum in fourth-century Greece.

Philolaus of Croton, Pythagorean and Presocratic by Carl A. Huffman Philolaus of Croton, Pythagorean and Presocratic, Paperback (March 2006)

This is the first comprehensive study for nearly 200 years of what remains of the writings of the Presocratic philosopher Philolaus of Croton (470-390 BC).

Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic by Carl A. Huffman Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic, Hardback (July 1993)

This is the first comprehensive study for nearly 200 years of what remains of the writings of the Presocratic philosopher Philolaus of Croton (470-390 BC).

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Author Biography - Carl A. Huffman

Carl A. Huffman is Professor of Classics at DePauw University. He is the author of Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic (052141525X) and contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy (ed. A. A. Long) (0521446678).

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