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Ideas of Eurytus, by Text

[Greek, 450 - 390 BCE, Born at Croton, in southern Italy. Was taught by the Pythagorean Philolaus.]

400BCE fragments/reports
p.448 Eurytus showed that numbers underlie things by making pictures of creatures out of pebbles
     Full Idea: Eurytus assigned numbers to things by taking some pebbles and using them to create likeness of the shapes of living things, such as a man or a horse.
     From: report of Eurytus (fragments/reports [c.400 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 1092b
     A reaction: Pythagorean. Digitising reality.