"Plato and Pythagoreanism
is a most interesting study, from which I learned a good deal and derived much pleasure. Horky sets out here to investigate the nature and extent of the influence on Plato and the Academy of that tradition within early Pythagoreanism which may be termed 'mathematical.' Despite the sketchy nature of the evidence, Horky proves his argument sufficiently to make this an important contribution to scholarship."--John Dillon, Trinity College Dublin
"Horky's wide-ranging and meticulously researched Plato and Pythagoreanism
provides an important contribution to our understanding of the doxographical traditions and the ongoing dialectic between the Greek philosophers of the fifth and fourth century BCE by engaging with some of the lesser known -- but no less interesting -- 'mathematical Pythagoreans' and systematically presenting their transformative influence on Plato's philosophy. This book deserves close attention from any student in ancient philosophy."--Mariska Leunissen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
About the Author
Phillip Sidney Horky
is Lecturer in Classics at Durham University.