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Theaetetus
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(Θεαίτητος; Theaítētos).

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[1] T. of Athens, mathematician, c. 400 BC

Mathematician, a native of Athens, pupil of Theodorus [2] of Cyrene and later a member of Plato's Academy ( Akadḗmeia ). In Plato's [1] dialogue named after him, T. appears (together with the aged Theodorus [2]) as about fifteen years old in 399 BC; he was therefore born c. 414. Plato describes him as gentle, courageous and quick t…

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Folkerts, Menso (Munich) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Theaetetus”, 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 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1206780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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