DePauw Professor's Work Cited in NY Review of Books
November 5, 2001
November 5, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Carl A. Huffman, University Professor and chair of the department of classical studies at DePauw University, is cited in the footnotes of a review in the November 1, 2001 New York Review of Books.
In his discussion of Anthony Gottlieb's The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, reviewer M.F. Burnyeat notes, "Philolaus was also the first Pythagorean to write a book. For an excellent edition of its remains, see Carl A. Huffman, Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic: A Commentary on the Fragments and Testimonia with Interpretive Essays (Cambridge University Press, 1993); a sequel on Archytas is in preparation. For a lucid brief account of how the history looks after the Burkert revolution, see Huffman's The Pythagorean Tradition,' in 'The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy, edited by A.A. Long (Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 66-87."Back