[German version] (Πέτρων;
Pétrōn) of Himera. Considered by Diels/Kranz to be one of the older Pythagoreans (No. 16). In the only testimony, the authenticity of which is disputed (Hippys FGrH 554 F 5 = Phaenias fr. 12 Wehrli = Plut. De def. or. 23, 422de; cf. [1; 2]), the hypothesis that there are 183 worlds connected in a row with each other is attributed to him. Cosmology; Pythagoras; Pythagorean School Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) Bibliography
1 W. Burkert, Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism, 1972, 114 n. 35
2 L. Zhmud, Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Religion im frühen Pythagoreismus, 1997, 69 n. 14. G. Huxley, Petronian Numbers, in: GRBS 9, 1968, 55-57 J.-F. Mattéi, Pythagore et les Pythagoriciens, 1993, 35f.