Thomas Ramey Watson

Plato used secret musical and mathematical code of Pythagoras

Jay Kennedy of the University of Manchester claims that Plato (who died around 347 B.C.) wove a complex musical and mathematical cipher into the text of famed dialogues like “The Republic.” According to Kennedy’s research, which is published in this month’s edition of the respected classics journal Apeiron, that code was used to hide the fact

that the Athenian was a secret follower of the philosopher Pythagoras and shared his belief that the key to underst

anding the universe lay in numbers and math.

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