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(Ἀρχύτας, Archỳtas)

[1] of Tarentum Pythagoraean philosopher

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A. Life

Important Pythagorean philosopher of the ‘mathematical’ orientation, politician of Tarentum, a friend of Plato's. His life and his teachings are known in little more than outline because of insufficient records; his true works, with the exception of a few fragments, are lost, as is Aristoxenus' biography, Aristotle's t…

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Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich), Frede, Michael (Oxford) and Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main), “Archytas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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