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Mathematics Useful for Understanding Plato by Theon of Smyrna




Mathematics Useful for Understanding Plato,
Translated by Robert & Deborah Lawlor and edited by Christos Toulis
xvi, 174 pages, hardbound in mustard coloured leatherette with red lettering to spine and front panel,
published by Wizards Bookshelf, San Diego, USA,  1979

Condition:
Clean, unmarked text pages, tight binding, mild foxing to text block edges, slight dust soiling to covers - in all a very good copy.


Theon of Smyrna (Greek: Θέων ὁ Σμυρναῖος Theon ho Smyrnaios, gen. Θέωνος Theonos; fl. 100 CE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician, whose works were strongly influenced by the Pythagorean school of thought. His surviving On Mathematics Useful for the Understanding of Plato is an introductory survey of Greek mathematics and details the harmony of the cosmos and the 'music of the spheres'. 


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