Philolaus of Croton


Philolaus of Croton
(mid-5th c. BC)
A shadowy figure, principally known from some disputed fragments and mention by Plato and Aristotle . He is regarded as an important transmitter of Pythagorean cosmology and mathematics to mainland Greece.

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