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Book by Prof. Carl Huffman is "Definitive ... Highly Recommended," Declares Reviewer

Book by Prof. Carl Huffman is "Definitive ... Highly Recommended," Declares Reviewer

August 16, 2006

carl-huffman.jpgAugust 16, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "This is the definitive edition of the writing fragments of the Pythagorean Archytas (fourth century BCE)," begins a review of Professor Carl A. Huffman's Archytas of Tarentum: Pythagorean, Philosopher and Mathematician King. The book by Dr. Huffman, professor of classical studies at DePauw University, is "highly recommended" in the July 2006 edition of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of American Library Association.

"Archytas was influenced by Philolaus of Croton (fifth century BCE), and this new work is an invaluable companion to Huffman's Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic: A Commentary on the Fragments and Testimonia with Interpretive Essays (1993)," writes reviewer John Bussanich, professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico. "Huffman gives readers the clearest picture yet of this important thinker about whom Aristotle wrote more books than about anyone else."

Visit Choice online by clicking here. Archytas of Tarentum was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. Read more in this previous story.

In June, Carl Huffman was among those invited to make presentations at the Second International Symposium on Heraclitus in Mexico. Learn more, and access the text of the professor's presentation, here.