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  • Burkert has argued that this reflects a bias of sources such as Aristoxenus, who wanted to make Pythagoreanism appear reasonable and emphasized the version of Pythagoreanism practiced by the mathêmatici rather than the acusmatici.

    Pythagoreanism Huffman, Carl 2006

  • For the details of his life we have to rely on fourth-century sources such as Aristoxenus, Dicaearchus and Timaeus of Tauromenium.

    Pythagoras Huffman, Carl 2006

  • Sources above, the following account of Pythagoras 'philosophy is based in the first place on the evidence prior to Aristotle and in the second place on evidence that our sources explicitly identify as deriving from Aristotle's books on the Pythagoreans as well as from the books of his pupils such as Aristoxenus and Dicaearchus.

    Pythagoras Huffman, Carl 2006

  • The extensive evidence from antiquity which argues that they were not true Pythagoreans is interpreted as bias on the part of conservative Pythagoreans of the hyper-mathêmatici sort, such as Aristoxenus, who wanted to disassociate themselves and Pythagoreanism in general from such strange people.

    Pythagoreanism Huffman, Carl 2006

  • Plutarch's story that as a young man Philolaus was one of two to escape the burning of the Pythagorean meeting place in Metapontum in 454 (On the Sign of Socrates 583a) would be consistent with this dating, but earlier versions of the story do not mention Philolaus (Aristoxenus in Iamblichus, VP 249-50) so that it is far from certain that he was involved in the incident (see Huffman 1993, 2-3).

    Philolaus Huffman, Carl 2008

  • Aristoxenus, who had close connections to the Pythagoreans, presents Philolaus as from another Greek city in southern Italy, Tarentum

    Philolaus Huffman, Carl 2008

  • It is possible that even the testimonia for Archytas 'argument for an unlimited universe and his theory of vision were derived from anecdotes preserved by Aristoxenus, and not at all from works of Archytas' own.

    Archytas Huffman, Carl 2007

  • Archytas, son of Hestiaeus (see Aristoxenus in Diels-Kranz 1952, chap. 47, passage A1; abbreviated as DK47 A1), lived in the Greek city of Tarentum, on the heel of the boot of Italy.

    Archytas Huffman, Carl 2007

  • Most of our evidence for Archytas 'ethical views is, unfortunately, not based on fragments of his writings but rather on anecdotes, which probably ultimately derive from Aristoxenus'

    Archytas Huffman, Carl 2007

  • Many erroneous opinions are about the essence and original of it; whether it be fire, as Zeno held; harmony, as Aristoxenus; number, as Xenocrates; whether it be organical, or inorganical; seated in the brain, heart or blood; mortal or immortal; how it comes into the body.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007


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  • author of early book on rhythm ' Elementa rhythmica'

    "Writings on rhythmics. Part of book 2 of an Elementa Rhythmica survives. It argues that rhythm is a temporal structure imposed on, not inherent in, what is ‘rhythmized’ (to rhythmizomenon); and it defines rhythmic forms, by reference to a ‘primary duration’ (prōtos chronos), in terms of the ratio between arsis (anō chronos, up-beat) and thesis (katō chronos, down-beat). " - article by Andrew Barker

    April 4, 2013