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The Archytas Curve[edit]

This entire section is wrong as of 26 June 2009. The "curve" described is a surface and has a standard name: hemi-sphere. I believe what the author is trying to describe is a construction for cube roots that involves intersecting a cylinder, a torus, and a cone. This process produces some unusual curves of intersection.

The wikipedia article "Doubling the Cube" refers to this construction and contains the following link:

This is the best reference to this construction I've found yet. I don't have time to fix the article myself, so best wishes, whoever takes it on.

Bust of Archytas, or Pythagoras?[edit]

Archytas of Tarentum MAN Napoli Inv5607.jpg

It would be nice if there was a known bust of Archytas, but the Naples bust currently illustrating this article is no longer believed to be him. The reason why it once was identified as Archytas because it looked similar to a head on a coin, which was afterwards discovered to be false. The currently opinion is that it represents Pythagoras, mainly because of that turban/headband thingy he's got on, which is similar to how Pythagoras is portrayed in other Hellenistic busts. Anyway I've left it in the page for now with a suitable caption. Pasicles (talk) 23:57, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

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