Eudoxus
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(Εὔδοξος; Eúdoxos).

[German version]

[1] of Cnidus Ancient mathematician and astronomer

One of the most important ancient mathematicians and astronomers, he was presumably born in 391/390 BC (on the problem of dating see [7. 137-139]). He studied mathematics with  Archytas [1] and medicine with  Philistion. At the age of 23 he went to Athens and it is said that, among other things, he attended lectures there with  Plato. At the expense of his Cnidian friends, presumably in…

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Folkerts, Menso (Munich), Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) and Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim), “Eudoxus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 17 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e404350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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